TeachMeFinance.com - explain Signing by mark
Signing by mark -- Signing by the sign X which is the mark
used when the signature of an illiterate or physically incapacitated
person is required.
The name is written by some one else like this : John X Doe.
Then above the X is written "His" and below it is written
"mark." The illiterate person, if able, makes the mark ; in case of physical incapacity the mark is made for the signer, whose
ringers are pressed upon the penholder while the point of the
pen rests upon the X. A signature by mark is usually required
to be verified by the signatures of two witnesses.
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