§39-3-8. Procedure to prove contents of lost papers or records
-- Right to rehearing.
Such court may, however, without notice or the appointment
of a guardian ad litem, proceed on such petition in accordance
with the preceding section and with like effect: Provided, That
any person whose interest may be affected by the proceedings
under this section, or who in any case shall have been proceeded
against by publication, or the personal representative of any
such, shall have the same rights, as to a rehearing, that may be
allowed by law to nonresident defendants in actions at law or
suits in equity.