§ 47-44.  Clerk's certificate upon probate by justice of peace or magistrate.

When the proof or acknowledgment of any instrument is had before a justice of the peace of some other state or territory of the  United States, or before a magistrate of this State, but of a county different from that in which the instrument is offered for registration, the form of certificate as to his official position and  signature shall be substantially as follows:

North Carolina _____________ County.

I, A.B. (here give name and official title of a clerk of a court of record), do hereby certify that C.D. (here give the name of the justice of the peace or magistrate taking the proof, etc.), was at the time of signing the foregoing (or annexed) certificate an acting justice of the peace or magistrate in and for the county of ________ and State (or territory) of_______________,

and that his signature thereto is in his own proper handwriting.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and official seal, this_____ day of______________, A.D. ______

 

(Official seal.)

                                                                                    ____________________________________

                                                                                                       (Signature of officer.)

 (1899, c. 235, s. 8; Rev., s. 1006; C.S., s. 3327; 1971, c. 1185, s. 15.)