The certificate shall be signed and sealed by each of the original subscribers to the capital stock, or if there be no capital stock, by each of the original corporators, and shall be acknowledged before any officer authorized by the laws of this state to take acknowledgments of deeds to be the act and deed of the signers respectively, and that the facts therein stated are truly set forth; said certificate shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state, who shall furnish a certified copy of the same under his hand and seal of office, and said certified copy shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county where the principal office of said corporation is to be located in this state, in a book to be kept for that purpose.

The certificate of incorporation is not required to be published.

An acknowledgment may be taken within the state before the Superior Court, the chancellor, any judge, or notary public, or two justices of the peace for the same county; without the state, before any consul-general, consul, vice-consul, consular agent or commercial agent of the United States, judge of any District or Circuit Court of the United States, chancellor or any judge of a court of record of any state, territory or country, mayor or chief officer of any city or borough, notary public, commissioner of deeds appointed by governor, or in open court.