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or trustees, where the same is or has been given or de- sale of real cotato vised to them by any last will to be sold, or (such sales) made in pursuance of an authority given by any last will, unless otherwise directed in such will, may be public or private, and on such terms as in the opinion of the executor or trustee shall be most advantageous to those interested therein.

SEC. 2. Where any real estate within this State, or any interest therein, is or has been given or devised by any last will legally executed, to any executor or executors, trustee or trustees therein named, to be sold recorded in office by them or any of them, or where authority is or has of legister.ee been given by any last will to any executor or execu- mentary may also tors, trustee or trustees, to sell any real estate within this State, or any interest therein, and such will shall have been duly proved and allowed in any state, territory or district of the United States, according to the laws of such state, territory or district, a copy of such will and probate thereof authenticated under the seal of the court in which the same shall have been proved, may be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of any county within this State in whichi there shall be any real estate on which such will may operate. And if letters testamentary shall have been issued upon such probate, and the executor or executors named in the will shall have qualified and taken upon themselves the execution thereof, a copy of such letters similarly authenticated, with a certificate of the officer authenticating the same, that such executors have duly qualified and taken upon themselves the execution of the will, may also be recorded with the copy of such will and the probate thereof.

Sec. 3. The copy of any such will and the probate thereof and letters testamentary, authenticated as pro- When copy of will vided in the preceding section, and the certificate in and letter may be said section mentioned, the record of such copy and used as evidence. certificate, or a copy of such record attested by the register of deeds of the county where the same shall have been recorded, may be used in evidence in all the courts of this State without further proof, and shall have the like force and effect as evidence as would the original record thereof if such probate had been made and letters issued in and by the probate court of any

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county within this State, and pursuant to the laws thereof.

Sec. 4. The executors or trustees named in such Time for publica- will, shall upon the recording of such copy, will, protion oi fact of re. bate and letters, and such certificate, and before any

other of the acts hereinafter authorized, publish in a newspaper printed in the county in which the said copy, will, probate and letters, and the said certificate shall have been recorded, if there be one, and if there shall be no newspaper in such county, then in a newspaper printed in the city of St. Paul, at least once in each week for four successive weeks, notice of the fact of such record, and that they will proceed to the execution of such will within this State, unless objections shall be filed in the probate court of such county, at or before a day and hour to be named in such notice, which shall not be less than thirty days from the first publication thereof.

Sec. 5. If no such objections shall be filed at or within the time prescribed in such notice, the said

judge of probate shall give to such executors or trusNo objection filed, tees a certificate of the fact, and such executors or executors may pro trustees upon procuring such certificate, together with

proof of the publication of the notice as prescribed in the preceding section, which may be by the aflidavit of the printer or his foreman, showing the same, to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county, may proceed to the execution of the said will, and shall have the same authority and power with reference to any real or personal property belonging to the estate of the testator within this State, as if the will had been duly admitted to probate, and letters testamentary had been duly issued thereon to them, in and by the probate court of any county in this State.

Sec. 6. But if objections shall be filed within the Daty of Judge of time above prescribed by any person interested in the Probate in case ob- estate of the testator, then the judge of probate of executors to give such county at the expiration of such time—the day

and hour named in such notice-or at such other time as he may then appoint, shall hcar such proofs as may be offered touching any such objections. And if upon such hearing it shall appear to said judge that such executor or executors are bound by suficient surety or

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sureties in the state, territory or district in which they were appointed, to the faithful and proper discharge of all their duties and obligations as such executor or executors, and if a copy of their bond or other security given, duly authenticated, shall be filed in such pro- Bond to be filed bate court, the said judge of probate shall give to with Judge of such executor or executors a certificate that satisfactory Probute. evidence of such security has been produced to such probate court, and that a copy of such bond or other security duly authenticated has been so filed, and upon recording such certificate with the proof of notice mentioned in the preceding section in the office of the register of deeds aforesaid, the said erecutor or executors, trustee or trustees may proceed to the execution of such will in the same manner and to the same extent as if no objections had been filed.

Sec. 7. But if an authenticated copy of such bond or other security shall not be filed as mentioned in the preceding section, or if it shall not at such hearing be made to appear to the judge of probate that such ex- Proceedingo in ecutor or executors are so bound as mentioned in said case bond or secusection, then such executor or executors before proceeding to the execution of such will, shall give bond to the judge of probate with suflicient surety or sureties to be approved by such judge, te faithfully apply the personal property (if any) belonging to the estate of the testator within this State, or the proceeds thereof, and the proceeds of such real estate within this State as they are by the will authorized to sell, to the payment of debts or legacies of the testator and the charges of administration according to the laws of the state, territory or district in which they were appointed, and to faithfully and honestly discharge their duties in all respects, as such executors, according to the best of their ability. And when such bond shall have been approved and filed by such judge of piobate, he shall give to such executor or executors a certificate of the fact, and upon recording such certificate with the proof of notice mentioned in section five of this act, in the office of the register of deeds of said county, the said executor or executors, trustee or trustees may proceed to the execution of such will in the same manner as if no objection had been filed.

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Sec. 8. The original proof of notice, and the sevidence in all courts eral certificates of the judge of probate, provided for

in the fifth, sixth and seventh sections of this act, as also the affidavit provided for in the ninth section, the record thereof, or a copy of such record attested by the register of deeds in whose oớice the same shall be recorded, may be read in evidence in all the courts of this State without further proof.

Sec. 9. The notice prescribed in the fourth section

of this act, shall be served upon the judge of probate on Judge of Pro. of the county, by leaving a copy thereof at the office

of such probate judge, or delivering to the said judge personally, a copy thereof at least ten days prior to the expiration of the time therein mentioned for the filing of objections; and an afidavit of such service made by the person serving the same, may be recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the same manner as the proof of the publication thereof.

Sec. 10. Such executor or executors, trustee or trustees, before selling any real estate by virtue of an authority contained in such will, in any county other

than the county in which such copy of the will and Duty of executoro other papers shall be first recorded, shall procure the

same or similar copies and papers to be recorded in the any other county office of the register or deeds of such other county;

and when so recorded the record thereof, or a copy of such record attested by the register of deeds, may be read in evidence in the courts of this State, without further proof.

Sec. 11. Nothing in this act contained, shall be construed to prevent the probate of any will of the character in this act mentioned, in the manner heretofore provided by law for such probate, at any time before the commencement of proceedings under this act, nor after such commencement in any case where the executor or executors, trustee or trustees shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions contained in the fourth, seventh and ninth sections of this act, relative to their duties in the premises.

SEC. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force rom and after its passage.

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When oxecutors refuse to comply how to proceed.

Approved February 25, 1865.

CHAPTER XVII.

March 3, 1806.

An Act making certain public records, transcripts and

certificates thereof evidence.

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All papers, records and documents on file in any department of tho State Govorn

ment, etc., may be read in evidence in any of the courts of this state. When act to take effect.

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Beitenacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. That copies of all papers, records and documents on file, kept or preserved in any department of the State government, or in any public ofiice of the State, or of any county, city or town, when certified by the officer having the custody of any such papers, records or documents, to be true copies thereof, shall be read and received as evidence in any of the courts of this State.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

What documento may be read as ev. idence in the courts of this state

Approved March 3, 1865.

CHAPTER XVIII.

An Act to amend section twenty-three of chapter thirty- March 2, 1865.

five of the Compiled Statutes.

1367108 L Transcript of conveyances may be recorded in any other county.

2. When act to take effect.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. That section twenty-three, of chapter

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