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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 37: Refusal of grantor to acknowledge; proof of execution by proving handwriting

Section 37. If a grantor refuses to acknowledge his deed and the subscribing witnesses thereto are all dead or out of the commonwealth, its execution may be proved before any court of record in this commonwealth by proving the handwriting of the grantor and of a subscribing witness, the court first summoning the grantor for the purpose and in the manner provided in the preceding section.