§56-4-20. Statement of particulars of defense.
In like manner, if good cause therefor appear, and there be no
unreasonable delay on the part of the plaintiff in applying for
such order, the court or judge in vacation may order the defendant
to file a more particular statement, in any respect, of the nature
of his defense, or the facts expected to be proved at the trial,
which statement shall be under the oath of the defendant, or some
other credible person, to the effect that the affiant believes the
same will be supported by evidence at the trial.