Therefore, in a case in which the non-appearing defendant against whom a judgment had been granted applied, as did the appellant, within ninety days (it is unnecessary to address the issue of whether "application made" refers to the date of the application or its return date), the court had a very wide discretion to do what the justice of the case required. An affidavit of merits was not a prerequisite. See Bracken v. Gilpin,  W.N. 274.
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