Act of May 25, 1878, P.L. 149, No. 189              Cl. 68
                                  AN ACT

     To authorize the courts to correct defective certificates of
        acknowledgment, in certain cases.

        Section 1.  Correction of defective certificates by court
        In every case, when it shall be alleged by any party in
     interest that any deed, mortgage, power of attorney, or contract
     in relation to real estate, to which is appended a certificate
     of acknowledgment, defective in form, was in fact really and
     properly acknowledged in due form of law, by the grantor or
     grantors therein named, it shall be lawful for the court of
     common pleas of the county in which the land deeded, mortgaged
     or contracted is situated, to examine into the truth of such
     allegation, and if satisfied of its truth, to make a decree for
     the reforming of such certificate of acknowledgments in
     accordance with the actual facts: provided, that this act shall
     not apply where suit or suits have already been commenced to
     recover the real estate conveyed by such instruments of writing,
     to which is appended said certificate of acknowledgment
     defective in form.  1878, May 25, P.L. 149, Sec. 1.
        Section 2.  Procedure by bill in equity
        The proceedings under this act shall be by bill in equity, as
     in other cases for the reformation of a written instrument.
     1878, May 25, P.L. 149, Sec. 2.