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The statement in a pleading or affidavit that one is “credibly informed and verily believes” such and such facts, means that, having no direct personal knowledge of the matter in question, he has derived his information in regard to it from authentic sources or from the statements of persons who are not only “credible,” in the sense of being trustworthy, but also informed as to the particular matter or conversant with it.


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