Evidence Act, 1845

Certain documents purporting to be sealed, signed, &c. to be received in evidence without proof of seal or signature, &c. of person signing the same, where the original record could have been received.

[1.] Whenever by any Act now in force of hereafter to be in force any certificate, official or public document, or document or proceeding of any corporation of joint stock or other company, or any certified copy of any document, bye law, entry in any register or other book, or of any other proceeding, shall be receivable in evidence of any particular in any court of justice, or before any legal tribunal, or either House of Parliament, or any committee of either House, or in any judicial proceeding, the same shall respectively be admitted in evidence, provided they respectively purport to be sealed or impressed with a stamp or sealed and signed, or signed alone, as required, or impressed with a stamp and signed, as directed by the respective Acts made or to be hereafter made, without any proof of the seal or stamp, where a seal or stamp in necessary, or of the signature or of the official character of the person appearing to have signed the same, and without any further proof thereof, in every case in which the original record could have been received in evidence.