(15 ILCS 305/7)
(from Ch. 124, par. 7)
Copies of all bonds, papers, writings and documents legally
deposited in the office of the Governor or Secretary of State, when
certified by the Secretary of State and authenticated by the seal of his
office, shall be received in evidence in the same manner and with the like
effect as the originals.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 986