||184 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of Recorders in their respective Counties, to provide themselves with good and well bound books suitable for the purpose, and record therein all transfers or conveyances of Land or Tenements, and all other Instruments of writing and Documents suitable, necessary and proper to be recorded; in a fair and legible manner. Sec. 4. The Recorders in their respective Counties shall also procure and keep a suitable book for the purpose of recording town and city plats, and plats of all surveys of lands, roads, and surveys of public works, whenever the same shall be permanently located, and being within their respective Counties. Sec. 5. The books of record shall be indexed in alphabetical order, and free to the examination of all persons, and upon the filing of any paper for record, the Recorder shall endorse upon the back thereof the time of receiving it. Sec. 6. To make deeds, bonds, mortgages and all other instruments of writing, which are to be recorded on the County records lawful, they shall be acknowledged before the County Recorder, without which they shall not be valid. Approved, March 2, 1850. AN ORDINANCE, CREATING A SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, &c Passed by the General Assembly, March 2, 1850. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret, that a Surveyor General for the State shall be elected by the General Assembly, whose term of office shall be four years, and until his successor is qualified. . Sec. 2. The Surveyor General shall take an oath of office, and give bond and security to be approved by the Secretary of State; and filed in his office. Sec. 3. The Surveyor General shall keep his office at the Seat of Government, and keep a record of all surveys made by himself or reported to him by other surveyors, in a book suitable for the purpose. He shall also have a general superintendence and supervision of all surveys of land, made within the State. Sec. 4. There shall also be a County Surveyor, appointed by the County Court in each County, whose term of office shall be four years, and until his successor is qualified. Sec. 5. The County Surveyor shall take an oath of office, and give bond and security to be approved by the Clerk of the County Court, in their respective Counties, and file the same in his office.