A pleading in the action of replevin, by which the defendant avows, that is. acknowledges, the taking of the dis-tress or property complained of, where he took It In his own right, and sets forth the reason of it: as for rent in arrear, damage done, etc. 3 Bl. Comm. 149; 1 Tidd. Pr. 645. Brown v. Blssett, 21 N. J. Law, 274; Hill v. Miller, 5 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 357