§51-3-2. Use of private seal.
Until provided with an official seal, every clerk of such
court may use his private seal or scroll by way of seal, in cases
where the use of the seal is required by law or usage; and whenever
so used, his attestation of the instrument, record or copy to which
it is annexed shall set forth the fact that he is not provided with
an official seal, and shall have the same force and effect as if an
official seal was annexed.