SEC. 29-1-113. Presumption of patent in absence of record.
Whenever a sale of land for delinquent taxes to the state has been certified to the state land commissioner for more than twenty-five years and there is no record in the land commissioner's office of said lands having been patented out of the state, there shall arise a presumption that said land has been duly patented out of the state. The land commissioner, with the consent of the attorney general, upon application of anyone claiming title to said land and upon his furnishing proof that the taxes to the state and county have been paid on said land for each year for the past ten years, is hereby authorized to strike said sale, which striking shall be a disclaimer of all right, title, or interest which the State of Mississippi has in such lands.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 4148.5; Laws, 1948, ch. 491; 1950, ch. 314.