§37-11-3. Validation of acknowledgments defective in other respects.
Where the acknowledgment of any deed or other writing, or the privy examination of a married woman respecting the same, has been taken either within or without the state of West Virginia, by a notary public, justice of the peace, or president of a county court, whether he used an official seal or not, or by two justices of the peace in any county in the state of Virginia prior to the reorganization of the state government thereof, or by any justice out of his district or township, or it does not appear by the certificate of the justice that such acknowledgment or privy examination was taken within his district or township, or county, the same shall nevertheless be sufficient, unless there be other lawful objections; and the admission to record and recordation of any such deed or writing heretofore had or made upon any such acknowledgment or privy examination shall likewise be sufficient and valid unless there be other lawful objections: Provided, That this section shall not affect the rights of any party to any pending suit instituted prior to the twenty-fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and eleven.