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Rule 196. Execution of Commission


Upon the appearance of the witness the officer to whom the commission is directed shall proceed to take his answers to the interrogatories, reduce to writing, and shall cause the same to be signed and sworn to by the witness. The officer shall certify that the answers were signed and sworn to by the witness before him, and shall seal them up in an envelope, together with the commission and interrogatories and cross interrogatories, if any, write his name across the seal, and indorse on the envelope the names of the parties to the suit and of the witnesses, and shall direct the package to the clerk of the court or justice from which the commission issued. If the depositions be sent by mail, the officer taking the same shall certify on the envelope enclosing the depositions that he in person deposited same in the mail for transmission, stating the date when and the post office in which the same are so deposited.

Source: Art. 3749, unchanged

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


July 21, 1970, eff. Jan. 1, 1971

Repealed by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984. See Rule 208.