§56-4-62. Verification of pleadings in equity.
If the plaintiff desire the defendant to answer the bill on
oath, he must verify his bill by affidavit, and if the bill be so
verified, the defendant must in like manner verify his answer. But
if the bill be not verified, the defendant need not verify his
answer, and if he does so it shall not be entitled to any more
weight in the cause than if it had not been verified. In case the
defendant verify his answer, alleging new matter constituting a
claim for affirmative relief, the plaintiff must verify his special
reply thereto. A general replication to an answer claiming
affirmative relief shall not apply to so much of such answer as
states facts constituting a claim to such relief.