RECORDS OF PHILADELPHIA - RELATING TO CERTAIN Act of Mar. 8, 1862, P.L. 97, No. 96 Cl. 11 AN ACT Relating to certain records of the city of Philadelphia. Section 1. Transfer of books from recorder's office; copies from surveyor general's office The books now in the office of the recorder of deeds for the County of Philadelphia, containing surveyors' returns and descriptions of lots and tracts of land in the City and County of Philadelphia, shall be transferred to the office of the department of surveys of said city; and it shall be lawful for the chief engineer and surveyor of the City of Philadelphia to designate and cause to be copied, by an officer of his department, in a book or books, such original warrants, return the City and County of Philadelphia, which may be in the surveyor-general's office at Harrisburg, as may, in his opinion, be necessary and useful for the correct transaction of the business of the department of surveys of the said city; and when the latter shall have been certified by the surveyor-general to be correct, such copies shall be of the same authority, as evidence, as other records of said department of surveys. 1862, March 8, P.L. 97, Sec. 1. Section 2. Plans and copies of records from office of clerk of court of quarter sessions It shall be also lawful for the said chief engineer and surveyor to procure from the office of the clerk of quarter sessions of the County of Philadelphia, all detached plans of streets, roads and plots of any part of said city, and cause to be copied such other as may be parts of the records of said office, as he may designate to be necessary and useful in the said department of surveys; and the said chief engineer and surveyor shall also cause to be copied the records which may show when the streets and roads of said city were opened, and the courses and the widths thereof. 1862, March 8, P.L. 97, Sec. 2.