Chap. 58. - An act providing how Lands heretofore or hereafter sold for Taxes and not redeemed, shall be Surveyed and Conveyed.
Passed October 7, 1863.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
What is authorized to be paid under the fourteenth section of chapter thirty-seven of the Code of Virginia (edition of eighteen hundred and sixty) to the clerk of the court of any county, may be paid to the recorder of the county. Any plat and certificate or report to be returned or made to any county court, under the fifteenth and sixteenth sections of said chapter, shall be returned or made to the circuit court of such county, or to the judge thereof in vacation. Any proceeding or order to be had or made in or by the county court of any county, according to the provisions of said chapter, shall be had or made in or by the circuit court for the county, or by the judge thereof in vacation. Any order made by virtue of this act by a judge in vacation, shall be returned by him to the clerk of the circuit court of the county wherein the sale was made, and shall be by such clerk forthwith entered of record in the law order book of said court. Any deed to be made under said chapter by the clerk or deputy clerk of the county court, shall be made by the recorder of the county, unless he is interested, and then it shall be made by the clerk of the circuit court of the county; in which deed shall be set forth all the circumstances appearing in the circuit court clerk's office, or in the recorder's office, in relation to the sale, and it shall conform in all other respects to the requirements of said chapter. Deeds required by said chapter to be recorded in the court of any county, shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county. For every deed executed under this act, the clerk of the circuit court or recorder shall be entitled to one dollar and fifty cents; which the purchaser shall pay him on the delivery of the deed.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1863