Section III – Court may issue summons to appear.

Fire of London Disputes Act 1666

 

And for the better enabling the said Justices and Barons to proceed with effect in the said Causes, Bee it also enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Justices and Barons, or any three or more of them as aforesaid, upon the complaint or request of any person or persons concerned in any of the said Houses or Buildings, and other premises, shall issue out Notes or Warrants under their hands, or the hands of any such three of them, thereby warning the person or persons, Bodies Politick and Corporate therein named and concerned in the said late Houses or Buildings, and other premises in such Complaint mentioned to appear before them, at such time and place as in such Note or Notes shall in that behalf be specified, And upon appearance of the said person or persons summoned, or upon default of appearance, and oath made of due notice given to him or them (which oath and all other oaths necessary to the Execution of the Powers given by this Act the said Justices and Barons or any three of them are hereby enabled to administer) The said Justices and Barons or any three of them may proceed to make such final and definitive Orders as aforesaid, and that such Service of the said Note or Notes as is usually allowed to be a good service in cases of Subpoena shall be accounted to be a good service in the cases aforesaid.

Fire of London Disputes Act 1666