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accompanied by a certificate of a clerk of a court of record of the county having a seal, showing the official character of the justice, and the genuineness of his signature.

NEW JERSEY.—Before a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, or a district judge of the same, or a judge or justice of the Supreme or Superior Court of the State, District or Territory, or before any mayor or chief magistrate of any city, or before a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, or County Court of such State, District or Territory, or commissioner for New Jersey, or any officer authorized by the laws of the State to take the acknowledgment of lands lying in that S‘ate. In case the acknowledgment is made before a mayor or chef magistrate, the certificate must be attested by the seal of the city; if before a judge of the Court of Common Pleas or County Court, or other officer, it must be attested by seal of such court, and certified by the clerk of the court.

NEW YORK.—lf made within the State: Before the judges of Courts of Record within the jurisdiction of their respective courts, county judges, surrogates, notaries public, and justices of peace at a place within their counties, mayors, recorders, and commissioners of deeds of cities within their respective cities. If made without the State: Judges of the United States Supreme, Circuit, or District Courts ; or of the Supreme, Superior, or Circuit Court of any State or Territory; the mayor of any city; a New York commissioner; a recorder or prothonotary of the county; the clerk of any court of the county having a seal.

North CAROLINA.-Before any commissioner appointed by che Governor of this State.

OH10.—May be taken by any judge or clerk of a court of record, justice of the peace, notary public, commissioner for Ohio, mayor, or other presiding officer of an incorporated city or town. When executed, acknowledged, and proved cut of this State, in accordance with the laws of the place where executed, Mey will be as valid as if executed in this state.

OREGON.—May be taken by any officer appointed by the laws of the State, Territory, or District where made, or before any commissioner appointed by the Governor of this State for such purpose; and unless the acknowledgment be taken before such commissioner, it must be certified by the clerk or other proper certifying officer of a court of record, of the county or district within which such acknowledgment was taken, under the seal of his office, that the person whose name is subscribed to the certificate of acknowledgment was, at the date thereof, such officer as he is therein represented to be, and that he believes the signature of such person subscribed thereto to be genuine, and that the deed is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of such State, Territory, or District.

PENNSYLVANIA.-Any mayor or chief magistrate of any city or town incorporated (under the public seal), any justice or judge of any court of record, commissioner for Pennsylvania ; or before any officer appointed by the laws of the State where taken if certified by the seal of the clerk of any court of record, that the officer taking such acknowledgment is duly qualified by law to take the same.

RAODE ISLAND.—Judge, justice of the peace, notary public, or before any commissioner appointed by the Governor, and duly qualified thereunto.

SOUTH CAROLINA,— Before a commissioner for South Carolina appointed by the Governor for that purpose.

TENNESSEE.—Before any court of record, or clerk of any such court, notary or commissioner for Tennessee.

TEXAS.—Before any judge or clerk of a court of record, notary public, or commissioner of deeds for the State of Texas. The certificate of acknowledgment to be tested under the official seal of the officer taking it.

VERMONT.—Before a justice, a commissioner in chancery of a court of record, notary public, clerk of a court of any court of record, or any commissioner appointed by the Governor of this State for such purpose.

VIRGINIA.-If certified in accordance with the laws of the State where taken, the acknowledgment shall be as valid as though the same was taken before some proper officer within this State.

WEST VIRGINIA.—Before a justice, notary public, recorder, prothonotary, or clerk of any court of record within the United States, or commissioner appointed to act within the same by the Governor of this State, duly authenticated by the official seal of guch officer annexed to the certificate of acknowledgment.

WISCONSIN.—Before any judge of a court of record, notary public, justice of the peace, master in chancery, or other officer authorized by the laws of such State, Territory, or District to take acknowledgments, or before any commissioner, appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin for that purpose. Unless the acknowledgment be taken before a commissioner, or by a notary public with his seal attached, a certificate of the clerk of a court of record of the county within which such acknowledgment was taken must be attached under the seal of his office, that the person whose name is subscribed to the certificate of acknowledgment, was at the date thereof, such officer as he is represented to be, that he believes the signature of such person subscribed thereto to be genuine, and that the instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of such State, Territory, or District.

FORMS OF ACKNOWLEDGMENI'S.

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in the year

By a Grantor, known to the Officer.
Union County, ss.
On this

John Doe came bo fore me, and personally acknowledged that be had executed th within conveyance: and I certify that I know the said John Doo who made the said acknowledgment, to be the individual de scribed in, and who executed the said conveyance.

A. B., Commissioner of Deeds for the County of Union.

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By Grantor, Identified by a Witness.
Smith County, ss.
On the

John Doe came be fore me, and acknowledged that he had executed the within convey. ance; and at the same time came Richard Roe, residing in the town of —, in said county, who, being duly sworn by me, deposed and said, that he knew the person making the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in, and who executed the said con veyance : which to me is satisfactory evidence thereof.

A. B., Commissioner of Deeds of said County.

By Husband and Wife, known to the Officer.
Iron County, ss.
On this - day of

in the year —

Jo Doe and Mary. his wife, came before me, and severally acknowledged that they had executed the within conveyance: and the said Mary, on a private examination, apart from her husband, acknowledged that she executed the said conveyance freely, and without any fear or compulsion of her husband : and I further certify that I know the porsons who made the said acknowledgment to be the same indi. giduals described in, and who executed the said conveyance.

A. B, Commissioner of Deeds of said County.

Acknowledgment by Husband and Wife, both identified by

a Witness. Marion County, 88.

On the day of —, in the year John Doe and Mary, his wifo, personally came before me, and severally acknowledged that they had executed tho within conveyanco · and the said Mary

on a private examination, apart from her husband, acknowledged that she exeented the same freely, without any fear or compulsion of her husband: and at the same time appeared Richard Roe, re siding in the town of — in said county, who being by me duly sworn, depused and said, that he knew the persons making the acknowledgment as aforesaid, to be the same individuals described in, and who executed the within conveyance, which to me is satis factory evidence thereof.

A. B., Commissioner of Deeds of said County.

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Acknowledgment by Husband and Wife-Husband known

and Wife identified. Oreidı County, ss. On the

in the year - John Doe and Mary, his wife, personally came before me, and severally acknowledged that they had executed the within conveyance: and I certify that I know the said John Doe to be one of the individuals described in, and who executed the same: and the said Mary, on a private examination, apart from her husband, acknowledged that she exe cuted the said conveyance freely, without any fear or compulsion of her husband : and at the same time appeared Richard Roe, ro siding in the town of -, in the county aforesaid, who, being by me duly sworn, deposed and said, that he knew the said Mary. who made the acknowledgment as aforesaid, to be the same indi vidual described in, and who executed the within conveyance, which is to me satisfactory evidence thereof.

X. B., Commissioner of Deeds of said County.

Acknowledgment by Four Persons—two known, and two

identified. Kings County, ss.

On the day of — in the year A. B., C. D., E. F., and G. H., personally came before me, and severally acknowledged that they had executed the within conveyance: and at the same time appeared Richard Roe, residiug in the town of in said county, who, being by me duly sworn, deposed and said that he know A. B., and C. D., two of the persona making the said acknowledgment, to be two of the individuals described in, and who oxecuted the within conveyance, which is to me satisfactory ovi. dence thereof. And I further certify, that I know E. F., and G. H., the two other persons making the said acknowledgment, to be the othor two persons described in, and who executed the said convoy

ence.

A. B., Commissioner of Deeds of said County.

in the year

in the year

Acknowledgment by a Person conveying by Virtue of a

Power of Attorney.
Kings County, ss.
On the day of -

John Sules personally came before me, and acknowledged that he had executed the within conveyance as the act and deed of John Doe, therein doscribed, by virtue of a Power of Attorney, duly executed by the said John Doe, bearing date the

day of recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of Kings. And I further certify that I know the said John Stiles, who made the said acknowledgment, to be the same individual who executed the within conveyance: [or, if the person is unknown to the officer, and is identified, say,) and at the same timo appeared Richard Roe, of the town of and county aforesaid, who, being by me duly sworn, deposed and said, that he knew the individual, who made who said acknowledgment, to be the same person who executed the within convoyance, which is to me satisfactory evidence thereof.

A. B., Commissioner of Deeds of Kings County.

in the year

Acknowledgment, by a Deputy Sheriff, of a Deed executed

by him in the Name of the Sheriff. Union County, ss. On the day of,

A. S. W. came before me, and personally acknowledged that he, as a general deputy of B. H., Esq., the Sheriff of the County of Union, had executed the within conveyance, in the nam.s, and as the act and deed of the said Sheriff: and I certify that I know the said A. S. W., who made the said acknowledgment, to be the individual described in, and who executed, the said conveyance.

P. V. G., Commissioner of Deeds of Union County.

PROOF OF DEEDS.

Proof by a Subscribing Witness who is known to the Officer Lake County, ss.

On this day of —, in the year John Smith, with whom I am personally acquainted, came before me, and, being by me duly sworn, deposes and says, that he is a resident of the towe of in the county of -; that he saw John Doe execute tho within conveyance: that he, the snid John Smith, subscribed his name thereto as a witnons, and that he know tho said John Doe

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