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Such evidence as derives its value , not solely from the credit to be given to the witness upon the stand , but in part from the veracity and competency of some other person . Clement v Packer, 125 U.S. 309, 8 S.Ct. 907, 31 L.Ed. 721. A statement of which evidence is offered as tending to prove the truth of the matter intended to be asserted or assumed to be so intended except a statement made by a witness in the process of testifying at the present trial or contained in a deposition or other record of testimony taken and recorded pursuant to law for use at the present trial. model Code of Evidence, Rule 501. Also see federal rules of evidence , §801-805 Appendix 5. Evidence of a statement made by one other than the witness, not for the purpose of proving the truth of the statement, but to prove that such a statement was made where the fact of such making is relevant , is not hearsay evidence. See Loetsch v New York City omnibus Corp., 291 N. Y. 308,52 N.E.2d 448. Also, McManus v Feist, 76 Ill.App.2d 99, 221 N.E.2d418.

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That kind of evidence which does not derive its value solely from the credit to be given to the witness himself, but rests also, in part, on the veracity and competency of some other person. 1 Phil. Ev. 185; 1 Greenl. Ev. § 99. The terrii applies to written, as well as oral, matter. See “Evidence.”

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