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[16] But when the reason given is itself disputable, we must establish the certainty of the premises by which we are proposing to prove what is uncertain. For example, if our opponent says “You are not his son” or “You are illegitimate” or “You are not his only son”; or, again, “You are not his heir” or “The will is invalid” or “You are not entitled to inherit” or “You have co-heirs,” we must prove the validity [p. 359] of the reason on which we base our claim that the property should be adjudicated to us.

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