Section 12-20-22

Original pleadings, etc., or copies thereof final record in civil actions.

The original pleadings, motions or other papers in civil actions, the original process issued thereon and all affidavits and bonds taken in a court may be used and, if so used, shall stand as the final record. If said original pleadings, motions or other papers, process, affidavits or bonds should be lost, mislaid, destroyed or mutilated, a copy of such shall stand in the place and have the force and effect of the original.

(Code 1876, §562; Code 1886, §653; Code 1896, §2644; Code 1907, §5736; Code 1923, §10129; Acts 1939, No. 390, p. 514; Code 1940, T. 7, §5; Acts 1949, No. 125, p. 150; Acts 1971, No. 1510, p. 2595.)