§59-1-22. Duties of successor of deceased clerk with reference to
fee books and fee bills.
When a clerk dies, his successor shall charge in the fee
books of the clerk's office such lawful fees as do not appear to
have been charged therein for services performed by the decedent,
and make out fee bills for such fees, and also for any fees
charged on such books by the decedent for which he does not
appear to have made out fee bills in his lifetime; except that
such of those as appear to such successor to be for more than is
allowed by law shall be reduced by him so far as, in his
judgment, is necessary to make them legal.