Section 35-4-65

When conveyance receivable in evidence.

Conveyances of property, real or personal, or any interest therein, whether absolute or on condition, which are acknowledged or proved according to law and recorded may be received in evidence in any court without further proof; and, if it appears to the court that the original conveyance has been lost or destroyed or that the party offering a transcript had not the custody or control thereof, the court must receive the transcript, duly certified, in the place of the original, unless the reputed maker is in bona fide possession of the property and makes and files an affidavit that the said conveyance is a forgery.

(Code 1852, §1275; Code 1867, §1544; Code 1876, §2154; Code 1886, §1798; Code 1896, §992; Code 1907, §3374; Acts 1909, No. 9, p. 14; Code 1923, §6861; Code 1940, T. 47, §104.)