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the exceptions disallowed, and the balance struck to be paid.(q)

d. Form of eaceptions to an answer.

In Chancery.

A. B. Complainant,
Between } and
C. D. Defendant.

11. Form of Exceptions taken to the answer of C. D. the desendexceptions to

inj.“ ant, to the bill of complaint of A. B. against the said C. D.

1st Exception. For that the said C. D. hath not answered to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, whether, &c. 2d Exception. For that he the said C. D. hath not answered, whether he did, or did not, &c. as in the said bill is alleged he did, and the same being inquired of by the complainant’s bill. In all which particulars the said complainant excepts against the said defendant’s answer, as imperfect, evasive, irrelevant and insufficient, and therefore prays that the said defendant may put in a better and further answer thereto. E. F. Sol'r for compl’t. J. S. of Counsel.

(qJ Methodist Episcopal Church v. Jaques, 1 Johns. Chan. Rep. 77.

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Order of reference to a master, on exceptions to an ansner,

In Chancery.

A. B. Complainant,
Between } and
C. D. Defendant.

The complainant having filed exceptions to the an- a. o.o...,

swer of the defendant in this cause, on motion of I. H. :* Esq. of counsel for the said complainant, it is ordered, that it be referred to one of the masters in chancery, for the state of New-York, to look into the complainant’s bill of complaint, the answer of the defendant, and the exceptions put in thereto, and to report to this court, with all convenient speed, whether the said answer is sufficient in the points excepted to or not.

Master's report upon exceptions to ansner.

In Chancery.

A. B. Complainant,
Between } and
C. D. Desendant.

Slate of Nen-York, ss.

In pursuance of an order of this honorable court, ...” made in the above cause, the day of 1816, exceptions. by which it is referred to one of the masters of this court, to look into the complainant’s bill, the answer of the defendant, and the exceptions put in to the same, and to report whether the answer be sufficient in the parts excepted to by the complainant for insufficiency or not; and whether the said answer doth contain matter not relevant and impertinent to the matter in con

troversy in this cause, in such parts as are excepted to

by the complainant for irrelevance and impertinence, and whether the answer doth contain scandalous matter in such parts as are excepted to by the complainant as scandalous, and in what the said insufficiency, irrelevance, impertinence and scandal, and each of them consist: I, the subscriber, one of the masters of this honorable court, do report, that I have looked into the said bill, answer and exceptions, and having heard the parties by their counsel upon the matters so referred to me, and duly considered their arguments, I am of opinion, that the first exception is well taken. 1st. The defendant has not given any answer at all to the matter of the first exception. 2d. The second exception, I am also of opinion is well taken, inasmuch as the defendant has not distinctly and positively answered, whether, &c. &c. he only says, that, &c. 3d. As to the third exception, I am of opinion, that so much of the defendant’s said answer, as is contained . between “New-York” and “Albany,” in the first page of the certified copy of the said answer produced before me, is irrelevant. This part of the defendant's answer sets forth, &c. The matters have not any connection with the matters in controversy between the parties in this cause, nor do they, as set forth by the said defendant, in any way whatsoever, vary or affect the rights or claims of either of the said parties. There are certain other parts of the said answer of the said defendant, which are excepted to as irrelevant and impertinent, which facts I do not consider as being so, and as to which I do not therefore allow the said exceptions. The facts of the answer last above re

ferred to, are contained between the words, &c, and
the words, &c.
It does not appear to me, that this part of the com-
plainant's bill could be properly answered, otherwise
than the defendant hath answered it. The counsel for
the complainant insisted, that the answer should have
consisted of a short reference to the deed, but does
not appear to me, that the reference could have been
shorter than the defendant has made it, and at the same
time contain all the material points necessary to be set
forth in such a reference. -
As to the exception for scandal, I disallow the same,
not having found in the said bill, what is in my opin-
ion, scandalous matter; that part of the bill which is
excepted to by the complainant, as such, being, in my
opinion, but pertinent answers to the allegations of
fraud, forgery and deceit, with which the complainant
has charged the defendant. -
All which is respectfully submitted.
I. H. Master in Chancery.

Form of the exceptions to the master's report.

In Chancery.
A. B. Complainant,

Between } and
C. D. Defendant.

Exceptions taken by the defendant, to the report of ..” .." H. H. Esq. one of the masters of this honorable court, o, made on a reference of the answer of the said defendant, and of the exceptions of the complainant taken to the said answer.

1st Exception. For, that the said master has report

ed, that the defendant had given no answer to the mat

ter of the first exception: whereas, the defendant insists, that he has fully and completely answered the matter of the said first exception, as far as the defendant was bound and compellable to answer the same, and that such answer thereto is sufficient and perfect.

2d Exception. For, that the said master hath, in and by his said report, certified, that in his opinion, certain parts of the said answer referred to in his said report are irrelevant—and has stated at large the reasons of his opinion; the said defendant insisting, that those parts of his said answer referred to in said report and certificate as irrelevant, are not irrelevant, doth therefore except to the opinion of the said master as erroneous, and to the reasoning upon which the said professes to be founded as erroneous. In all which particulars, the said defendant doth except to the said master's report, and humbly appeals therefrom to the judgment of this honorable court.

- - G. H. Sol’r. for Def’t. L. M. of Counsel.

Order of the court on the exceptions to the master's -- report.

In Chancery.
A. B. Complainant,
Between } and
C. D. Defendant.

to old. The exceptions taken by the defendant, to the re*::::. port of I. H. Esq. one of the masters of this court, #one. made on a reference to the said master, to look into the complainant's bill, the defendant’s answer, and exceptions of the complainant taken to such answer,

coming on to be heard this day, and the subject matter

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