Decided December, 1879.
In a writ of entry on a mortgage, the declaration may be amended so as to embrace a lot of land included in the mortgage and accidentally omitted from the description of the mortgaged premises in the declaration.
WRIT OF ENTRY, on a mortgage. The plaintiff was allowed to amend so as to embrace a lot of land omitted by mistake from the declaration, but covered by the mortgage; and the defendant excepted.
Shurtleff, for the plaintiff.
Dudley Remick, for the defendant.
The amendment cured a defective description of the land embraced in the mortgage. It changed neither the form nor the cause of action. If the plaintiff had brought separate actions for the foreclosure of his mortgage upon the separate parcels of land, the court would have consolidated them, upon a suggestion that the several parcels were embraced in one mortgage; and upon the same principle, to save an additional bill of costs, this amendment should be allowed. Its allowance imposed no hardship upon the defendant: its rejection would have caused injustice to both parties. Stebbins v. Insurance Co., 59 N.H. 143.
ALLEN, J., did not sit: the others concurred.