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Title XV LANDS, LEVEES, DRAINAGE, SEWERS AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

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  241.140.  County recorder to be lawful custodian. — In all counties where lands have been sold, patents issued, and the same have been recorded, the clerk of the county commission in whose office any such records may now remain, or that hereafter may be made under the laws respecting the sale of swamp and overflowed lands, the issuing of patents therefor, and providing for the record thereof, shall, upon application of the recorder of deeds of such county, or the clerk of the circuit court when ex officio recorder of such county, deliver up to said recorder, or clerk when ex officio recorder, all completed record books of such patents, with the indices and abstracts thereof, and upon the completion of each and every such record book, until all the swamp and overflowed lands in each and every county to which this law applies shall be sold, patents issued, and the same shall be recorded, the clerk of the county commission shall deliver the records thereof to the recorder of deeds, or the clerk of the circuit court when ex officio recorder of the county, with the indices and abstracts of such recorders, for which said recorder, or clerk, when ex officio recorder, shall give the clerk of the county commission a receipt, which he shall file in his office and the said recorder of deeds, or clerk of the circuit court when ex officio recorder, shall be the lawful custodian of all such records received by him, and certified copies of the same shall be received in evidence in all courts of this state, and shall have the same force and effect in all matters of law and equity as if said records had been made by the recorder of deeds, or clerk of the circuit court when ex officio recorder, under the laws of this state providing for the recording of conveyances of real estate.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12788)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11164; 1919 § 7028; 1909 § 8031


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