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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_47 > GS_47-11

§47‑11.  Subpoenas to maker and subscribing witnesses.

The grantee or other party toan instrument required or allowed by law to be registered may at his ownexpense obtain from the clerk of the superior court of the county in which theinstrument is required to be registered a subpoena for any or all of the makersof or subscribing witnesses to such instrument, commanding such maker orsubscribing witness to appear before such clerk at his office at a certain timeto give evidence concerning the execution of the instrument. The subpoena shallbe directed to the sheriff of the county in which the person upon whom it is tobe served resides. If any person refuses to obey such subpoena he is liable toa fine of forty dollars ($40.00) or to be attached for contempt by the clerk,upon its being made to appear to the satisfaction of the clerk that suchdisobedience was intentional, under the same rules of law as are  prescribed inthe cases of other defaulting witnesses. (Code, s. 1268; 1897, c. 28;1899, c. 235, s. 16; Rev., s. 996; C.S., s. 3302.)