Switzerland County Circuit Court Rules – 1845

In April 1845, the Switzerland County, Indiana Circuit Court wrote down the rules for how the court would function. They also wrote down their rules for Probate Court in 1833.

The following is a transcription from:
Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court Order Book L, p. 401-4, April 1845.

April Term 1845

The Court now here order that the following rules of Practice be entered of record, and that the same be observed in this court,

Admission of Attornies &C.

1st. When application is made for admission to the bar of this Court, the applicant shall furnish the court with a certificate of his good moral character, and satisfactory proof that he is twenty one years of age, and a citizen of the United States.

2d. The President Judge will then examine the applicant or appoint three members of the bar as examiners, who shall examine the applicant, and on the filing of a written report by the majority of the examiners favorable to the applicant, his Commissioner will be signed by the President Judge.

3d. No Attorney of this Court shall be received as bail or surety in any cause in Court, unless as security for non resident parties.

Motions.

4th. Motions may be made immediately after the orders of the preceding day an[d] read and signed, and the opinions of the Court delivered in; but at no other time, unless in Cases of necessity, or in relation to a cause when called in course.

5th. Motions are to be made by the Counsel in the order in which their names stand on the roll; but no one is to make more than one motion at a time.

6th. When a motion is founded on a matter of fact, which is not admitted nor apparent on the record, it must be supported by affidavit.

7th. All motions for new trials, or in arrest of Judgment, must be made, and a statement in writing of the points in which the motion is founded, filed with the clerk the same or succeeding day after the verdict of the Jury shall be given; unless further time shall be granted by the Court.

8th. All motions to set aside proceedings for irregularity, to set aside non-suits, to make entries in Journal, nune pro tune; or for amending Journal, to set aside awards, or for attachments, shall be made in writing, setting forth the grounds of such motion, and filed, and when the proceeding is not in its nature exparte, the opposite party or his counsel shall have twenty-four hours notice.

9th. Upon motions founded upon affidavit for a continuance of a cause, no argument shall be heard in support of it (unless specially requested by the Court) and but one Counsel against it.

10th. The party making a motion, or an objection in the nature of a motion, will be heard in argument by one Counsel. If the Court do not thereupon overrule the motion or objection, the opposite party will be heard by one Counsel, and the mover or objector will be heard in reply; the discussion is then at an End.

Continuances.

11th. On motion for a Continuance, no Contradictory, supplemental, or amended affidavit shall be permitted.

12th. Notice to take depositions in term time, shall not be considered reasonable notice.

13th. In all cases in law or Equity, where there has been one or more depositions taken and filed, either party shall have a right to have the deposition or depositions published, without prejudice, at any time before the case shall be set down for a final hearing in chancery, or the Jury is sworn in suits at law.

Bills of Particulars.

14th. If a bill of particulars be demanded, or oyer craved of any writing obligatory, or inspection of a note asked, the party demanding the same shall have as long to file his pleadings after the same shall have been furnished, as he would be entitled to, at the entering of the rule.

Pleadings.

15th. No Rule to Join in demurrer shall be necessary; but on demurrer being put in, the opposite party shall join instanter.

Proof of Notice.

16th. Proof of publications required by law, and of notices shall in all cases be by affidavit, with a copy of the publications or notice attached—all of which shall be filed with the clerk.

Bills of Exceptions.

17th. When parties except to any order, opinion, or Judgment of the Court, a memorandum in writing of the particular order, opinion, or Judgment excepted to, shall be made by the Counsel excepting, at the time the order is made, or opinion, or Judgment pronounced, and delivered to the Court immediately.

Clerk’s Files.

18th. No papers or records filed in Court, or in the Clerk’s office, shall be taken therefrom, except by a member of the Court, unless the Clerk shall take a receipt for the same; and each party may have a copy of any paper, or of his adversary’s pleadings, the expense of which may be taxed in the bill of costs. During the trial of a cause, the parties shall be equally entitled to the use of the papers on file.

19th. No paper shall be received on file in a cause, until the title of the Cause, the number of the Case to which it belongs, and the Character of the paper, be endorsed thereon.

Docket.

20th. The names of the parties must be entered on the record, and on the dockets of the Court and Clerk without abbreviation, unless the names exceed five.

21st. The causes on the Docket at any term must be numbered, and when referred to, the number must make a part of such reference.

22nd. In Criminal Causes, the substance of the Sheriff’s return must be entered on the Docket of the Court and Clerk, together with the names of the recognizers, if any there be; and the Sheriff shall file all process served three days before term.

23rd. In Civil Causes, the substance of the Sheriff’s return upon Original process, and the date of the service, must be entered upon the docket of the Court and Clerk, after the manner prescribed in the foregoing rule.

Trial.

24th. In the trial of Causes, but one Counsel on each side shall be permitted to examine or cross examine the same witness; and no witness once dismissed from the stand, shall again be called, until the other testimony is gone through, except at the request of a Juror, or by permission of the Court.

25th. Upon a final hearing, each party will be heard by two Counsel only, unless leave of the Court, which may never be asked for, except in a case of importance and difficulty; the party upon whom the onus lies, is entitled to open and close the argument.

Miscellaneous.

26th. No cause will be delayed by reason of the absence of Counsel, unless on good cause shewn.

27th. Judgment by Confession may be entered up at any time during the term by the Clerk, without application to the Court; the Warrant of attorney, when the confession is by attorney being filed with an affidavit of a disinterested person, of the execution of the warrant.

28th. Agreements of parties in reference to a cause when Entered on record, will be enforced, or if in writing signed by the parties. Agreements not disclosed by a plea, or proved as above, may never be mentioned in argument, or brought into discussion.

29th. Witnesses may be called at the door, from a written list to be furnished by the party desiring them to be called. A party may array his own witnesses, but if he desires them to be called, he must be prepared to furnish the list aforesaid.

30th. When the Sheriff calls witnesses he must promptly announce the names of those who do, and of those who do not answer. Parties are to be called at the Bar, unless otherwise ordered.

Chancery.

31st. Bills, pleas, answers, and special replications, or responses in Chancery, must have a left hand margin not less than one inch widw, and the pages and lines must be numbered. References thereto, by exception or otherwise must note the pages, and lines containing the matter referred to.

32d. No litigated Chancery Causes will be received on Submission, either with, or without argument, until the parties furnish the Court with an abstract—of facts charged and admitted, or not well denied—of facts aversed in Avoidance—of facts proved, with references to the proofs, establishing the same—of evidence counteracting the evidence of party upon whom the onus lies, with references as aforesaid—each party show by his abstract, that which it behooves him to show. One party furnishing such abstract is entitled to a reasonable rule against the opposite party, to furnish the same on his part in order to submission.

33d. Exceptions to a Master’s report must be made in writing, on or before the first calling of the Cause after the report is filed, unless further time be granted by the Court.

34th. Exceptions to a Master’s report must particularly point out such parts of the report as are excepted to, or the parts not so excepted to, will be taken as admitted.

35th. If the Court is dissatisfied with the master’s report it may Refer it back to the Master with special directions.

Making Complete Probate Records

Sometimes when a probate case is finalized and settled, the county clerk will compile all of the probate proceedings and copy them into the Probate Complete Record books. But only sometimes. What estates should appear in the Complete Record books? In 1857, the Ohio County Probate Court put into writing their guidelines.

Transcription from:
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 28 Sep 2017); Ohio > Probate Order Book, Vol 1-3, 1853-1871 > Image 191-192; Vol 1, p. 343-2.

Ohio County, Indiana Probate Court

October Term 1857

In the matter of making Complete Records in this Court.}

It is ordered by the court that the clerk of this Court shall make Complete Records in cases estates, and Guardianships hereafter finally settled or disposed of in this Court as follows Towit, of the Inventories, Sale Bills and the accounts current on final Settlement of Executors, administrators and Guardians and in proceedings in Partition, and where the court decrees a Conveyance of Real Estate, and also in cases of Dower and in the Sale of Real Estate by Executors, administrators and Guardians, and in all cases where the title to Real Estate comes in question by way of Probate.

Heirs of Reese A. P. Gerard – 1855 – Ohio County, Indiana

The following transcription is from:
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 26 Sep 2017); Ohio > Probate Order Book, Vol 1-3, 1853-1872 > image 113, Volume 1, p. 188, matter of Reese A. P. Gerard, 1855.

April Term 1855 – Apr 18

In the matter of Reese A P Gerard deceased one of the heirs of Joseph Gerard.

It is ordered to be certified of Record that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited and introduced to this court showing that a Bill passed at the last session of Congress granting three section of Land to the heirs of Joseph Gerard “a messenger of the United States to the Indians, who was killed in 1792 and that they or their heirs are hereby permitted to enter each one of them severally, or his or their heirs one Section of the public Lands without the payment of any consideration for said three sections being in full payment for the Patriotic services of said Joseph Gerard” &c and that one of said heirs of said Joseph Gerard towit Reese A P Gerard since said Bill was presented before Congress of the United States of America, is deceased leaving as his only heirs the children of George Buchanan & Maria Buchanan deceased who was formerly Maria Gerard only heir of Reese A P Gerard deceased and Margaret Gerard deceased his wife whose names are as follows Reese A P Buchanan, William S Buchanan, who are of age and Harriet Buchanan, Pleasant Buchanan, James Buchanan, Perry Buchanan, Cornelius Buchanan, George W. Buchanan & Winfield S. Buchanan who are minors all of which appears from the testimony of disinterested & credible witnesses who were duly sworn and gave in their testimony in open court a copy of said Bill was also presented to this court.

In the matter of the Guardianship of the heirs of Reese A P Gerard deceased.

On motion of George Buchanan the court appoint him to be Guardian of the persons and property of Harr[iet] Buchanan, Pleasant Buchanan, James Buchanan, Per[ry] Buchanan, Cornelius Buchanan, George W Buchanan & Winfield S Buchanan minor heirs of Reese A P Gerard deceased; and said George gave Bond as such Guardian in the sum of fifteen hundred Dollars with Stephen Hastings as his security to the acceptance of the court and the said George Buchanan was thereupon duly sworn in open court as such Guardian.

 

Other Deaths Reported in Dearborn County, Indiana

The following deaths were reported in Dearborn County, Indiana death records but occurred elsewhere. They were viewed on FHL 209874. See Dearborn County Deaths on the Indiana’s Gore website for a full index and to obtain copies.

Deaths 1882-1886

Page Name Date of Death Place of Death
5 Nathan McCardle 10 Apr 1882 Ohio County
6 Charles L McCardle 3 Apr 1882 Randolph Twp, [Ohio County]
14 Wm P Pearson 18 Jun 1882 Harrison, Ohio
22 Chas Brasher 13 Apr 1883 Cincinnati, Ohio
34 Ann Durham 5 Jan 1884 South Milan, [Ripley County]
66 Gay McDonald Kentucky
68 Ney Waisier 5 Aug 1886 Switzerland County

 

Deaths 1887-1894

 

Page Name Date of Death Place of Death
2 Lucinda Henderson 17 Mar 1887 Harrison, Ohio
5 Infant Laker 8 Nov 1887 Ohio County
13 Julia M O’Connell 28 Mar 1889 Cincinnati, Ohio
16 George Veil 26 Oct 1889 Harrison, Ohio
16 Joseph Debuyne 24 Oct 1889 Newport, Kentucky
21 Henry Miller 22 Jun 1889 Ohio County
25 Katie Riddle 25 Jun 1891 River Side, Ohio

 

Deaths 1894-1896

 

Page Name Date of Death Place of Death
6 Louis O Conner 31 Mar 1895 Cincinnati, Ohio
8 Sarah A Gray 19 Mar 1895 Ripley County
15 Grubbs 25 Aug 1896 Ohio

 

Deaths 1897-1898

 

Page Name Date of Death Place of Death
14 Philip Hinner 30 Jul 1898 Cincinnati, Ohio
16 Henry Westerman Oct 1898 Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Other Deaths Reported in Ohio County, Indiana

The following deaths were reported in Ohio County, Indiana but occurred elsewhere. The deaths are from Ohio County Deaths 1882-1910 viewed on FHL 1311820. See Ohio County Death Records on the Indiana’s Gore website for a full death index and to request copies.

Page Name Date of Death Place of Death
18 Neal Powell 8 Mar 1886 Switzerland County
18 Anna Halleran 29 Nov 1886 North Bend, Ohio
30 Hattie Hall 25 Dec 1888 Harrisville, Michigan
38 Charles Mossman 11 May 1891 Cincinnati, Ohio
70 Susana Highbee 7 Nov 1900 Ohio
79 Laura S Sheppard 22 Oct 1902 Ohio
94 John K Lynn 21 Feb 1906 Ohio
101 John K Gillispie 19 Apr 1907 Ohio
105 Drosly A Norris 3 Apr 1908 Ohio

 

Other Births Reported in Dearborn County, Indiana

The following is a list of births reported in Dearborn County, Indiana records from 1882 to 1907 that occurred outside of Dearborn County. These records do not contain the name of the child. See Dearborn County Birth Records on the Indiana’s Gore website for additional births and to request copies.

Births 1882-1886

Page Date of Birth Place of Birth Mother Father
30 26 Jan 1883 Ripley County Matilda Stiver Louis Kuhns
33 2 Mar 1883 Ripley County Sarah M Pate John Carson
52 2 Sep 1883 Ripley County Lucinda Hodge Saml Rogers
62 5 Nov 1883 Ripley County Mary Johnson J H Rogers
68 18 Jan 1884 Ripley County Estella Whitehead W W Stevenson
82 5 Aug 1884 Adams Township, [Ripley County] Mary Harbor Louis Minnemann
94 28 Oct 1884 Ripley County Fannie B Clark Richard Boldy

 

Births 1887-1889

Page Date of Birth Place of Birth Mother Father
1 26 Feb 1887 Ohio County Baker Allvin Walden
4 17 Mar 1887 Ohio Fred Rennert
13 6 Nov 1887 Ripley County Mary Haus J C Naves

 

Births 1890-1893

Page Date of Birth Place of Birth Mother Father
9 7 Jul 1890 Ripley County Priscilla Stockwell Joseph Parsons
16 6 Feb 1891 Ohio County Holmes James Edward Tinker

 

Births 1893-1897

Page Date of Birth Place of Birth Mother Father
5 9 Nov 1893 Cleves, Ohio Amelia Mergner William Klingenhoffer
17 2 Jan 1895 Ohio County Mary Otto George B Pate
26 2 Sep 1895 Ohio County Anna Ahler Hamilton Conaway
30 19 Dec 1895 Decatur County Mary Johnson John Hackman
36 2 Sep 1896 Ripley County Eva Gray Leslie Mulford

 

Births 1897-1900

Page Date of Birth Place of Birth Mother Father
26 6 Sep 1898 Ripley County Rose Raney Robert Beall

 

Births 1900-1903

None found.

 

Births 1903-1907

Page Date of Birth Place of Birth Mother Father
16 9 Jan 1904 Ripley County Anna May Clifford Voorhees

 

1847 Mexican War Deaths from Switzerland County, Indiana

The following is a transcription from
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 11 Aug 2017); Switzerland > Probate Order Book, 1841-1843; Probate Order Book, 1843-1849; Probate Order Book, 1849-1853 > image 281, p. 340.

August 1847 Term

Be it remembered that on this 10th day of August 1847 Come Jane Terry and Exhibited Satisfictory proof before the Probate Court for the County of Switzerland in the State of Indiana by the affidavits of John Gray and William Gray that She Jane Terry is the mother of William Terry who was a private in Company D Commanded by Captain Scott Carter in the third Regiment of Indiana foot Volunteers Commanded by Colonel James H. Lane, and who died while in the line of his duty in the service of the United States at Metamoris in Mexico in the month of November 1847[1846] That said William Terry left no widow, Child or Children or father.

In the matter of the Death of Wilson Huston.
Be it remembered that on the 10th day of Augt 1847 Come William W Huston and Exhibited Satisfectory proof before the Probate Court of Switzerland County in the State of Indiana now sitting, by the affidavit of William Price and Jesse Teats. That said William W. Huston is the fath[er] of Wilson Houston who was a private in Company D Commanded by Captain Scott Carter, in the 3rd Regiment of Indiana foot Volunteers Commanded by Colonel James H Lane, and who was killed in the Battle of Buena Vesta in Mexico on the 23rd day of February 1847 that the said Wilson Huston left no Widow or Children.

In the matter of the Death of Edward Detraz.
Be it remembered that on the 10th day of Augt 1847 John Detraz Exhibited satisfectory proof before the Probate Court for the County of Switzerland County in the State of Indiana, by the affidavit of Benjamin Detraz, & George Kysler. That said John Detraz is the father of Edward Detraz, in the 3rd Regiment of Indiana foot Volunteers Commanded by Colenl James H Lane and who died while in the line of his duty in the service of the United States at Saltillo in Mexico on or about the 21st day of March 1847 that said Edward Detraz left no widow or Children.

1845 Will of John Mendenhall – Switzerland County, Indiana

The following is a transcription from:
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 7 Aug 2017); Switzerland > Probate Order Book, 1841-1843; Probate Order Book, 1843-1849; Probate Order Book, 1849-1853 > image 165, 1843-1849, p. 111-112.

May Term 1845

Ira Mendenhall, Miles Mendenhall, John W. Malin, Ira N. Malin, Joseph Malin Jr., Julius Dufour and Ann E. Dufour late Ann E. Malin his wife, and Martha E. Mendenhall by Jos. C. Eggleston her Guardian ad litem vs. Martha B. Mendenhall} application to Establish a Will

Comes said Martha B. Mendenhall the person named as Executor of John Mendenhall Dec’d and offers for Probate as and for the last will and Testament of said John Mendenhall Dec’d the following will and Codicil viz: “Vevay Ind. January 1st. 1835

In the name of God, Amen. I John Mendenhall considering the uncertainty, of this mortal life, and being of sound mind &c blessed be Almighty God for the same I do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha B. Mendenhall, the house & lot No. 64 all appurtenances thereunto belongin, during her widohood then all the real estate I do bequeath to my Daughter Martha Elisabeth Mendenhall, and lastly as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal Estate goods & chattels of kind and nature soever, I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved wife Martha B. Mendenhall, whom I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the first day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Thirty five.

[signed] John Mendenhall {Seal}

I John Mendenhall do this Second day of Jan 1835 make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament, in manner following (that is to say) I give to Liza a black woman, a home on my premises and to her suffishency of food reament & loding if sick to be taken care off (that is to say) as long she lives , on these conditions, if she is willing to stay or live with the family so long, But if she, of her own will makes choise of any other home, and moves off, and leaves the above said premises, then the above said obligation to void and no further effect, as witness my hand & seal this seccond day of January Eighteen Hundred & thirty five

[signed] Jno Mendenhall {Seal}

I John Mendenhall do this Third day of January 1835 make and publis this codicil to my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give Lyzaes Son Greenup his freedom on those Conditions, that is the said Greenup is to serve and be at the disposel of his Mistress during her naturel lifetime if so be that said Martha B Mendenhall should deceased previous two the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty seven he said Greenup is to remain as the servent of my daughter Martha B Mendenhall from the day of her mother death to the and of the year 1847 as above stated, Then after the said term the said Greenup is to be set at liberty, and made free of and from all all of my heirs Administrators &c. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this third day of January eighteen hundred and thirty five

[signed] Jno Mendenhall {Seal}

I, John Mendenhall do this fourth day of Janr. 1835 make and publish this codicil my last will and testament in manner following, That is to say I give and bequeath to my son Ira Mendenhall, the sum of Fifty I give and bequeath to my son Miles Mendenhall ten dollars I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren Malins to say the sum of five dollars to each one that is to say John Malin 5, Ira Malin 5, Joseph Malin 5, Ann E Malin 5 which said several Legasies or sums of money I will and order shall be paid to the said respective legatees within (that is to say, my two suns, one year after my deceased, And those several sums of money paid to my other legatees within three years after my Decease and lastly is my desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day January in the year of our Lord &c One thousand eight hundred thirty five.

[signed] Jno Mendenhall

And thereupon come said plaintiff and object to the Probate of said paper as and for the last will and testament of said John Mendenhall dec’d and make and file the following allegation against the validity or proof of said supposed will here insert therein. And it appearing to the Court that said plaintiffs are all the Children or their decendants of said John Mendenhall deced, and the persons interested in the Estate which was of said John Mendenhall decd and by agreement said Joseph C Eggleston is appointed Guardian ad litem of said Martha E Mendenhall who is a minor under the age of 21 years, and the Court now here proceed to hear the proofs and allegations of said parties without the intervention of a Jury which is waved. And the Court after hearing the testimony and due deliberation had thereon, do find and adjudge that said writing produced is not the last will and testament of siad John Mendenhall decd and do therefore refuse to admit the same to Probate as such, and from said Judgment said Martha B Mendenhall prayes an appeal to the Switzerland Circuit Court which is granted, by her entering into Bond in the sum of Fifty dollars with security to be approved by the Clerk within the time prescribed by law, conditioned as the law directs.

1835 Estate of John Alfred – Switzerland County, Indiana

The following is a transcription from:
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 7 July 2017); Switzerland > Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1814-1824, 1831-1837 and 1837-1841 > image 289, 1831-1837, page 262, Estate of John Alfred.

1835 Estate of John Alfred

February 1835 Term

Estate of John Alfred, deceased.}
Nancy Alfred, Admrx.}

The Court being fulling advised and informed that said Nancy Alfred who was heretofore appointed to Administer the Estate of John Alfred Decd, is likely to prove insolvent; She having failed to render a full and just account of the Estate entrusted to her, and being now confined to bed having recently ben [sic] delivered of a bastard Child. Therfore [sic] it is ordered and decreed by the court now here, that the Letters of Admn. heretofore granted to the said Nancy be and the same is hereby revoked. And it is further ordered that Letters of Administration de bonis non be granted unto Enos Littlefield of said County on his entering into bond in the sum of five hundred Dollars with James W Cole his security.

1833 Switzerland County, Indiana Probate Court Rules

The following is a transcription of the 1833 probate court rules from Switzerland County, Indiana
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 26 June 2017); Switzerland > Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1814-1824, 1831-1837 and 1837-1841 > image 221, 1831-1837, p. 127.

May Term 1833

The Court now adopts the following rules for the government of this Court which is ordered to be spread on the words, to wit,

  1. All attorneys are to be sworn faithfully and impartially to perform and discharge the duties of an attorney of this Court &c.
  2. At the meeting of the Court on Each day, all the officers &c. will be expected to be present to attend to their several duties when called on, and it shall be the duty of the sheriff on each meeting of the court to call all the attornies [sic] attending the same in an audible voice
  3. The minutes of the preceding day must be read every morning by the Clerk before any business are taken up, the attorneys concerned, are requisted [sic] to attend and see that the enteries [sic] are correctly made by the Clerk.
  4. Motions must be made as soon as the minutes are read and signed on each day of the term, and onley [sic] one attorney will be allowed to argue motions on each side, unless the Court, under peculiar Circumstances should wish to hear Others.
  5. In all cases the attorney holding the affirmation shall have the opening and closing of the question.
  6. The Clerk will Docket litigated cases first in order, and each day of the term not incompatable [sic] with the laws and attornies [sic] in making motions will be heard in order according to their seniority.
  7. The Causes on the docket will be called and tried in the order in which they stand, unless for good cause shewn & case may be passed over or Continued by Consent.
  8. In Chancery cases councel will furnish the Court with epitome of each case the points and brief of the authorities they rely on, with references to evidence in support of the several points material to be examined, when required, and will in all cases, write the decrees and submitt [sic] them to the Court for approval or correction.
  9. When Counsel is addressing the Court or a Jury the opposing Counsel must be silent, In addressing the court the attorney will rise to his feet in his place and when he has closed his address he will immediatly [sic] resume his seat, and remain silent untill [sic] his oponent [sic] has closed his remarks, and while one attorney is speaking the others must keep their seates [sic].
  10. While one attorney is examining a witness the opposing counsel will not be allowed to interrupt him by cross examining the witness, but will wait untill [sic] he is told that the examination of the witness in Chief is ended.
  11. On the first day of each term, the Court will meet at eleven of the clock on each suceeding [sic] day at nine of the Clock.