1. A person or persons, desiring to institute a proceeding under section nineteen hundred forty-one , must present a petition to the supreme court at a special term to be held in the judicial district in which the real property is situated, setting forth the facts proving to the satisfaction of the court, that the case is one of those specified in that section, and must describe the property with common certainty, and state what, if any, liens or incumbrances exist thereon, and the names of the persons, if any, besides the petitioners, who have been in the actual possession of the property during the past ten years claiming title as owners thereof in fee, and how such title was derived, and shall also annex to said petition a duly certified copy of the sheriff's or referee's deed recorded ten years since under which petitioners claim title.
2. In case the property described in said sheriff's or referee's deed shall have been subdivided, the owner or owners of the several parcels thereof may unite in the same petition and proceeding.
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