Section 36-17-14Issuance of duplicates of lost or destroyed registered state bonds.
Whenever it shall be made to appear to the Governor, auditor and Treasurer, by clear and satisfactory evidence, that any duly registered bond of the State of Alabama, bearing interest, has been lost or destroyed so that the same is not held by any person as his property, they shall issue a duplicate of such registered bond, in like amount, bearing like interest and executed and marked in like manner as the bond so proved to have been lost or destroyed. But the owner of such lost or destroyed bond shall first execute a penal bond in double the amount of such lost or destroyed bond and the interest which would thereafter accrue thereon, with two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Governor, payable to the State of Alabama, with condition to indemnify and save harmless the state from any claim because of such lost or destroyed bond. Such penal bond shall be filed and kept in the office of the Treasurer, and a copy thereof, duly certified by the Treasurer, is admissible in evidence in any court.
(Code 1896, §2026; Code 1907, §633; Code 1923, §843; Code 1940, T. 55, §224.)