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§47‑48.  Clerks' and registers of deeds' certificate failing to pass onall prior certificates.

When it appears that the clerkof the superior court, register of deeds, or other officer having the power toprobate or certify deeds, in passing upon deeds or other instruments, and thecertificates thereto, having more than one certificate of the same or adifferent date, by other officer or officers taking acknowledgment or probatingthe same, has in his certificate or order mentioned only one or more of thepreceding or foregoing certificates or orders, but not all of them, but hasadmitted the same deed or other instrument to probate or recordation, it shallbe conclusively presumed that all the certificates of said deed or instrumentnecessary to the admission of  same to probate or recordation have been passedupon, and the certificate of said clerk, register of deeds, or other probatingor certifying officer shall be deemed sufficient and the probate, certificationand recordation of said deed or instrument is hereby made and declared validfor all intents and purposes. The provisions of this section shall apply to allinstruments recorded in any county of this State prior to April 1, 1980. (1917,c. 237; C.S., s. 3330; 1945, c. 808, s. 1; 1965, c. 1001; 1971, c. 11; 1973, c.1402; 1987, c. 360, s. 2.)