ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TAKEN IN TERRITORIES OF U.S.
                 Act of Apr. 12, 1866, P.L. 864, No. 853              Cl. 68
                                  AN ACT

     Legalizing acknowledgments taken in the territories of the
        United States, in certain cases, and confirming
        acknowledgments heretofore made.

        Section 1.  Acknowledgments in territories of United States
        The provisions of the third section of the act of Assembly of
     this Commonwealth, approved December 14, 1854, authorizing
     acknowledgments, in certain cases, to be taken before any
     officer or magistrate of the State wherein such deeds, powers of
     attorney, or other instruments of writing, therein mentioned,
     are executed, be and are hereby extended so as to authorize such
     acknowledgments to be taken before any officer or magistrate of
     any territory of the United States, created and organized by act
     of Congress, authorized by the laws of such territory to take
     acknowledgments of such deeds, powers of attorney, or other
     instruments of writing; and all deeds, powers of attorney or
     other instruments of writing, which have been executed prior to
     the passage of this act, in any territory, created by act of
     Congress, and acknowledged before any officer or magistrate of
     such territory, authorized by the laws of such territory to take
     acknowledgments of deeds, powers of attorney, or other
     instruments of writing, shall be as valid, to all intents and
     purposes, as if such territory had been one of the States of
     this Union.  1866, April 12, P.L. 864, Sec. 1.