Watertown Ecclesiastical Society's Appeal from Probate
In Watertown Ecclesiastical Society's Appeal from Probate, 46 Conn. 230 (1878), following acceptance of the verdict by the court, the clerk read the jury the written verdict. Id., 232. The clerk stated that the jury had found for the appellee in the amount of $ 1674. Id.
The jury assented to the verdict as read and accepted despite the fact that the verdict form indicated that the jury awarded the appellee "sixteen and seventy-four dollars." Id., 233.
On appeal, the Court held that the clerk merely corrected an informality in the form and that the jury's acceptance of the corrected verdict, as read by the clerk, was proper. Id.