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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 17: Facsimile of signature of clerk; signature of assistant clerk

Section 17. A facsimile of the signature of the clerk of any court in the commonwealth, imprinted by him upon any writ, summons, subpoena, order of notice or order of attachment, except executions, shall have the same validity as his written signature.

The name of an assistant clerk of any court, followed by the designation ''assistant clerk'' shall be a sufficient official signature.