§39-3-16. Taking testimony as to lost records -- Admissibility of
depositions or copies.
The depositions taken as aforesaid shall be admissible in
all suits or controversies in relation to the title or boundaries
of lands in such county, whenever such depositions are relevant
and no higher or better evidence can be had; and copies of such
depositions, when duly certified by the clerk of the county court
of such county, shall be admissible in any court the same as the