§56-3-8. Proof of mailing process to officer.
Proof that any process or order was put into the post office
in an envelope or cover properly addressed to any officer, and that
the postage thereon was paid, shall be prima facie evidence of the
receipt thereof in due course of mail by the officer to whom it was
so addressed; and this evidence may be furnished by the receipt
taken at the time the process or order was put into the post
office, from the postmaster, his deputy or clerk, and the
certificate of a justice of the acknowledgment of the receipt
before him. But such evidence may be rebutted by the oath of the
officer to whom such process or order was so addressed, that he did
not himself receive the same, and believes that it was not received
by any of his deputies.