Transfer of Land Records (1793)
An ACT to authorize the register of the land office to deliver the original title papers, respecting lands in the state of Kentucky.
Passed by the Virginia General Assembly on November 11, 1793
SECTION I. BE IT ENACTED, That the register of the land office do deliver to any person or persons whom the executive of this state shall certify to him to be officially appointed by the state of Kentucky, all original papers now being in the land office, respecting the titles of lands within the said state.
SECTION II. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That any person or persons who may be appointed by the state of Kentucky, shall have free access to the records in the land office and to the commissioners’ books, and be at full liberty, at the expense of the said state, to make a fair copy or of copies of all records that relate to the title for lands within the said state, and of the said commissioners’ books, which copy or copies shall be certified and subscribed by the register of the land office, who shall thereunto affix his seal of office: Provided, That the state of Kentucky shall be at no expense for the register’s certifying and examining the same.
SECTION III. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.
REF: “The Statutes at Large of Virginia”, Vol. I, by Samuel Shepherd, pgs. 234-235.