CHAPTER 209 - RECORD OF LEGAL INSTRUMENTS NOT PROPERLY ACKNOWLEDGED, MADE VALID

AN ACT TO MAKE VALID THE RECORD OF LEGAL INSTRUMENTS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY ACKNOWLEDGED.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the record of all legal instruments which are dated prior to the first day of January, A. D. 1941, and which by law are directed to be recorded or are entitled to be recorded, and which have been duly executed by the proper party or parties, notwithstanding said instruments have not been acknowledged before an officer authorized by the laws of Delaware to take acknowledgments, or have not been otherwise properly acknowledged, or the acknowledgments of which, including the private examination of any married woman party thereto, have not been taken and certified in conformity with the laws of this State in force at the time each such instrument was executed, shall be and the same are hereby severally made as valid and effective in law as if each said instrument had been correctly acknowledged and the acknowledgment correctly certified; and the said record of each such instrument, or any office copy thereof, or the original instrument itself shall be admitted as evidence in all Courts of this State and shall be as valid and conclusive evidence as if such instrument had been in all respects acknowledged and the acknowledgment certified in accordance with the then existing law.

Approved March 7, 1941.