Section 11-81-32

Issuance of duplicates for lost, mutilated or destroyed bonds.

Whenever it shall be made to appear to the governing body of any municipality or county by clear and satisfactory evidence that any bond of said municipality or county bearing interest has been lost, destroyed or mutilated so that the same is not held by any person as his property, then such municipality or county shall issue a duplicate of such lost, destroyed or mutilated bond in like amount, bearing like interest and executed and marked in like manner as the bond so proved to have been lost, destroyed or mutilated. But the owner of such lost, destroyed or mutilated bond shall first execute a penal bond in double the amount of the bond sought to be replaced together with the amount of interest which has or might thereafter accrue thereon with some surety company qualified to do business in the State of Alabama, to be approved by the governing body of said municipality or county and payable to said municipality or county, with condition to indemnify and save harmless such municipality or county from any claim whatsoever because of such lost, destroyed or mutilated bond. Such penal bonds shall be filed and kept with the clerk of said municipality or the judge of probate of such county and shall be admissible in evidence in any court.

(Code 1940, T. 37, §272.)