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§1‑321.  Entry of returns on judgment docket; penalty.

When an execution is returned,the return of the sheriff or other officer must be noted by the clerk on thejudgment docket; and when it is returned wholly or partially satisfied, it isthe duty of the clerk of the court to which it is returned to send a copy ofsuch  last‑mentioned return, under his hand, to the clerk of the superiorcourt of each county in which such judgment is docketed, who must note suchcopy in his judgment docket, opposite the judgment, and file the copy with thetranscript of the docket of the judgment in his office. A clerk failing to senda copy of the payments on the execution or judgment to the clerks of thesuperior court of the counties wherein a transcript of the judgment has beendocketed, and a clerk failing to note said payment on the judgment docket ofhis court, shall, on motion, be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) nisi, andthe judgment shall be made absolute upon notice to show cause at the succeedingsession of the superior court of his county. (1871‑2, c. 74, s. 2;1881, c. 75; Code, s. 445; Rev., s. 636; C.S., s. 683; 1971, c. 381, s. 12.)