James Goodfellow charged Andrew Madder for payment of a bill. Madder alleged that the bill had been given for no value and sought to have Goodfellow judicially examined. Goodfellow contested Madder’s claim and argued that his allegation could only be proved by a writing.
William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 1483
Sir David Dalyrymple of Hailes, Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, from 1766 to 1791 (1826), pg. 978