§55-8-4. General issue in debt or assumpsit on sealed instrument.
The general issue in an action of debt on a sealed instrument
shall be nil debet, and in an action of assumpsit on such
instrument it shall be non assumpsit. It shall not be necessary in
either case to plead non est factum, but any evidence admissible
under a plea of non est factum may be given under the general
issue, provided there be filed with such plea of the general issue
the affidavit required by section forty-six, article four, chapter
fifty-six of this code.