LAND CONVEYANCES OR MORTGAGES - RELATING TO
                  Act of Jun. 1, 1891, P.L. 159, No. 152              Cl. 68
                                  AN ACT

     To validate acknowledgments heretofore taken by deputy consuls,
        commercial agents, vice and deputy commercial agents or
        consular agents of the United States, and to authorize said
        officers to take acknowledgments of all instruments of
        writing concerning property in Pennsylvania.

        Section 1.  Deputy consuls and commercial agents, etc., of
     United States
        All conveyances, mortgages or other instruments of writing,
     heretofore made, or which may hereafter be made by any person or
     corporation, concerning any lands, tenements, hereditaments or
     property, or any estate or interest therein, lying or being
     within this Commonwealth, heretofore acknowledged or proved, or
     hereafter acknowledged or proved, in the manner directed and
     provided by the laws of this Commonwealth, before any deputy
     consul, commercial agents, vice and deputy commercial agents, or
     consular agents of the United States, duly appointed for and
     exercising the functions of his office, in the place where such
     acknowledgment has been or may be taken, and certified under the
     public official seal of such deputy consul, commercial agents,
     vice and deputy commercial agents or consular agents, shall be
     valid to all intents and purposes, and be in like manner
     entitled to be recorded, as if the same had been duly
     acknowledged and proven before a notary public, or other
     officer, within this Commonwealth, having authority to take such
     proofs or acknowledgments according to the existing laws of this
     Commonwealth, and where any such instruments so acknowledged
     before such consular officers have heretofore been admitted to
     record in the proper office in this Commonwealth, the record
     thereof shall be as good and valid as if they had been recorded
     subsequent to the passage of this act: Provided, That this act
     shall not apply to any case in which an action is now pending or
     has been heretofore judicially decided. 1891, June 1, P.L. 159,
     Sec. 1.