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SALEM 
WITCHCRAFT. 

1691-2. 



No. II 



RECORDS 



OF 



SALEM WITCHCRAFT, 



COPIED FROM THE 



VOL. II. 




PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR 

W. ELLIOT WOODWARD, ROXBURY, MASS. 

MDCCCLXIV. 



V 



SALEM CM 
WITCHCRAFT. 




Sarah Vibber i). Jno. Willard. 

June the 3. 1692. 

ARAH Vibber aged 36 yeares or theara- 
bouts teftifie and faith the day before 
Jno Willard was examined at the uilleg 
I being in Left Ingerfols Chamber I 
y e aporition of John willard com to mary wol- 
cot and mary luis and hurt them griuofly and al- 
moft choked Them Then I tould of it and eme- 
diatly y e faid wiliard fel upon mee and tormented 
me greuefly and pinched me and threw me down. 
Sarah uibber ownid this har teftimony before us the 
Jurrers for Inqweft this 3 of June 1692. 
Jurat in Curia. 

Eliz Hubbard v. Jno Willard. 

The depofiftion of Elizabeth Hubburdagged about 
17 years who teftifieth and faith that on the u 
Vol. n. A 



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2 Salem Witchcraft. 

May 1692 I faw the Apperifhtion of John Willard 
of Salem Village who did Immediatly torment me 
and urged me to writ in his book : but on the 1 8 th of 
M?y being the day of his examination John Wil 
lard did moft greviouily tortor me during the time 
of his examination for if he did but look upon me 
ibe would Immediatly ftrick me down or allmoft 
choak me and allso during the time of his exami 
nation I faw the Apperifhtion of John Willard goe 
from him and afflict the bodys of Mary Walcott 
mircy lewes Abigaill Williams and Ann putnam 
Jun r . 

Elizabeth Hubburt did one this teftimony after the 
Reding of it before vs the Jurres for Inqweft this 

3 day of June : 92. 

Eliz Booth, v. Jno Willard, 

The Depofiftion of Eliz Booth agged about 1 8 
yeares who teftifieth and faith that feverall times 
fence the later end of June 1692. 1 have been moft 
grevioufly afflicted and tormented by John Willard 
or his Apperance by pinching pricking and almoft 
choaking me to death, alfo I have often feen John 
Willard or his operance, moft grevioufly tormenting 
and afflicting my Brother George Booth almoft 
Redy to kill him. 

Sufannah Shelden alfo teftfieth that within this 
fortnight me hath feen John Willard or his Ap 
pearance moft grevioufly torment and afflict George 
Booth almoft Redy to prefe him to death. 



Salem finite her aft. 3 

Lydia Nichols Margaret Knight v. Jno Willard. 

The depofition of Lydia Nicoles aged 46 yeares & 
of Margaret Knight aged 20 yeares, who teftify 
and fay, That the wife of John Willard being at 
her fathers houfe when the faid Willard lived at 
Groton me made a lamentable complaynt how cru 
elty her hufband had beaten her ; me thought her- 
felfe that me mould neuer recouer of the blows he 
had giuen her, the next morninge he was got into 
a litle hole vnder the ftayres and then me thought 
fome thinge extra ordinary had befallen him, then 
he ran out at the dore and ran vp a fteep hill al- 
mofl impoffible for any man to run vp as me fayd 
then me tooke her mare and rid away, fearing fome 
euil had been intended as againft her and when me 
came to the houfe of Henery or Benjamin Willard 
fhe told how it was with her and the fayd Henery 
Willard or both went to looke after him and met 
him running in a ftrange diftracted manner. 

Sam !i Wilkins v. Jno fflillard. 

The Depofiftion of Samuell Wilknes agged about 
1 9 years who teftifieth and faith that fence Jno 
Willard has been in prizfon I have been afflicted 
in a ftrange kind of maner for about the later end 
of June or begining of July as I was a weaving the 
yarn broak exceeding faft and as I was a tying a 
thread I had a ftroak on my hand like a knife the 
blood being almoft Redy to come out and I was 
alfo pinched feueral times by an unfeen hand alfo 



4 Salem Witchcraft. 

Riding to Marble head Juft as I came to forrift Ri- 
uer Bridge I was immediatly feized with a violent 
wait on my back and I faw a black hate and was 
immediatly pulled ofe my horfe or mare and almoft 
pulled into the Rivere but holding faft as laft I gott 
vp againe awhile affter as I was once in the woods 
and agoing horn and a little boy with me I thought 
I muft run and I said to the by let us Run and as 
foon as I ran there was a black hate ran along by 
me a while affter one morning about an hour by 
fun I was afflicted and I saw John Willard or his 
Appearance with a darke collored coot and a black 
hate very like that hate which I formerly faw : a 
little while affter this one night as foon as I was 
a bed John Willard whom I very well knew or his 
Appearance cam into the Room where I was a bed 
and another man and woman along with him which 
I did not know and they tould me they would carry 
me away before morning. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Thomas Bailey v. "John Willard. 

The depofition of Thomas Baly aged 36 yeares 
who teftifieth and faith. 

That I being at Groton fome fhort tyme after John 
Willard as the report went, had beaten his wife I 
went to call him home and comeinge home with 
him in the night I heard fuch a hideous noyfe of 
ftrange createres I was much affrighted for I never 
had heard the like noyfe. I fearinge they might be 
fome evil fpirits I enquired of thefaid Willard what 
might it be that made fuch a hideous noyfe the 



Salem Witchcraft. 5 

fayd Willard fayd they ware Locuft. the next day 
as I fuppofe the fayd Willards wife with a young 
childe and her mother being upon my mare ridinge 
betweene Groaton mil and Chemsford they being 
willing to goe on foote a litle defired me to ride : 
then I taking my mare being willing to let her feed 
a litle there as I remember I aprehend I heard the 
fame noyfe agayne where at my mare ftarted and 
got from me 

Jurat in Curia. 

Eliz : Bailey v. yno Willard. 

The teftimonie of Elizabeth Bayly aged twenty fe- 
uen yeares ore there-abouts teftifyeth and faith that 
John Willard lookeing his oxen met w th this depo 
nent and told her that all the way from Francis 
Elliotts houfe to his owne home he veryly thought 
that the Deuell came before him or behind him all 
the way which dreadfully frighted him, the faid 
Deponent afked him why he thought fo he an- 
fwered hee could not tell and emediatly fell a 
fmging. 

The marke of -J- Elizabeth Bayley 
Jurat in Curia. 

Rebecca Wilkins v. Jno Willard. 

The teftomony of Rebeckah Wilkins aged ninteen 
years Doe teftifie that 29 th July at night fhee fe 
John Wilard feting in the Corner and hee faid that 
hee wold afflict me that night and forthwith hee 
did afflick me and the nax day I ded fe him afflick 
me foer by choaking and Polling one ear into Pea- 



6 Salem Witchcraft. 

fes the nax day being the Lords day I being going 
to meeting I ie John Willard and hee afflickted 
me uery foer. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Thos. Putnam & Edward Putnam v. Jno Willard. 

The depofiftion of Thomas putnam agged 40 years 
and Edward Putnam agged 38 years who teftifie 
and fay that we haueing been conuerfant with fe- 
ueral of the afflicted parfons, as namly Mary Wal- 
cott mercy lewes Elizabeth hubbert abigail Willi 
ams and Ann Putnam Jun r and we haue feen them 
moft grevioufly tormented by pinching and pricking 
and being all moft choaked to death moft grevioufly 
complaining of John Willard for hurting them but 
on the 1 8 th day of May 1 692. being the day of his 
examination the aforefaid afflicted parfons were 
moft grevioufly tormented dureing the time of his 
examination for if he did but caft his eies upon 
them they were ftrochen down or all most choak 
alfo feuerall times fence We have feen the Affbrelaid 
afflicted parfons moft grevioufly tormented as if 
their bones would have been diljoyned grevioufly 
complaining of John Willard for hurting them, 
and we veryly beleue that John willard the priz- 
foner at the bar has feuerall times tormented and 
afflicted the afforefaid parfons with acts of witch 
craft. 

Thomas Putnam 
Edward putnam. 
Jurat in Curia. 



Salem Witchcraft. j 

Henry Wilkins jr. v. John Willard. 

The depofition of Henery Wilknes fen aged 41 
yeares, who teftifieth and fayth that upon the third of 
May laft, John Willard came to my houfe and very 
earneftly entreated me to go uith him to Boftton w ch 
I at length contented to go with him. my fon Daniel 
comeinge and underftandinge I was goinge with 
him to Bofton and feemed to be much troubled 
that I would go with the faid Willard and he fayd 
he thought it were wel if the fayd Willard were 
hanged w ch made me admire for I never heard fuch 
an expreffion come from him to any one beinge 
fine he came to yeares of difcretion, but after I was 
gone in a few days he was taken ficke and grew 
every day worfe and worfe whereupon we made ap- 
lication to a phyfitian who affirmed his ficknes was 
by Ibme preter natural caufe and would make no 
aplication of any phificke Some tymes after this 
our neighbours coming to vifit my fon Mercy Le 
wis came w th them and affirmed that me saw the 
apparition of John Willard afflicting him quickly 
after came An Putnam and me faw the fame appa 
rition and then my eldeft daughter was taken in a 
fad manner and the fayd An faw the fayd Willard 
afflicting her at Another tyme mercy lewes and 
mary Walcott came to vifit him and they faw the 
fame apparition of Willard afflicting him and this 
not but a little tyme before his death. Sworne in 
Court. 



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Benj m . Wilkins gTbo,. Flint v. John Willard. 

The teftimony of benjamin Wilkins aged about 

and Thomas fflint aged about 46 years tefti- 
fieth that one y e 1 6 day of May laft 1 692, we being 
at the hous of henry Wilkins where we faw his fon 
daniell Wilkins as we judged at y e point of 

death and marcy lues and Mary wolcot being with 
us Tould us That John Willard and goody buckly 
were upon his throat and upon his breaft and 
preiTed him and choked him and to our bes judg 
ment he was preffed and choked time we 

faw him almoft to death, 

and the faid benjamin wilkins continued with him 
till was about 3 hours after and he altered not 
in the manner condifthtion only grew wors and 
wors till he died. 

Jurat in Curia by Ben Wilkins 

Bray Wilkins v. "John Willard. 

The depofition of Bray Wilkins of Salem Vil 
lage aged about eighty and one years with reference 
to John Willard of sd Salem lately charged with 
witchcraft, when he was at firft complained of by 
the afflicted perfons for afflicting of them he came 
to my houle greatly troubled defiring me with 
fome other neighbours to pray for him. I told him 
I was then going from home and could not ftay, 
but if I could come home before night I fhould not 
be unwilling, but it was near night before I came 
home and fo I did not anfwer his defire, but I 
heard no more of him upon that account whether 



Salem Witchcraft. 9 

my not anfwering his delire did not offend him, I 
cannot tell I was jealous afterward that it did A lit 
tle after my wife & I went to Bofton at the laft 
Election when I was as well in health as in many 
yeares before & the Election day coming to my 
brother Left Richard Way s houle at noon there 
were many iriends to dine there, they were fat 
down at the Table Mr. Lawfon and his wife & fe- 
verall more John Willard came into the houfe with 
my fon Henry Wilkins before I fat down & fd Wil 
lard to my apprehenfion look d after fuch a fort 
upon me as I never before difcerned in any. I did 
but ftep into the next room & I was prefently taken 
in a ftrange condition fo that I could not dine nor 
eat any thing. I cannot exprefs the mifery I was 
in for my water was fuddenly ftopt & I had no be 
nefit of nature but was like a man in a Rock and 
I told my wife immediatly that I was afraid that 
Willard had done me wrong my pain continuing 
and finding no relief my jealoufie continued: Mr. 
Lawfon and others there were all amazed & knew 
not what to do for me. There was a woman ac 
counted fkilful came hoping to help me and after 
me had ufed means me afked me whether none of 
thofe evil perfons had done me damage I faid I could 
not lay they had but I was fore afraid they had 
(he anfwered (he did fear fo too as near as I remem 
ber I lay in this cafe 3 or 4 dayes at Bofton and af 
terwards with the jeopardy of my life (as I thought) 
I came home and then fome of my friends coming 
to fee me (and at this time John Willard was run 
away) one of the afflicted perfons mercy Lewes 
B 



io Salem Witchcraft. 

came in with them & they afked whether me faw 
any thing : (he faid yes, they are looking for John 
Willard but there he is upon his Grandfathers Belly 
(and at that time I was in grievous pain in the 
fmall of my Belly) I continued fo in greevous pain 
and my water much ftopt till sd Willard was in 
chains and then as near as I can guees I had confid- 
erable eafe, but on the other hand in the room of a 
ftoppage I was vexed with a flowing of water fo 
that it was hard to keep myfelf dry. On the 5 July 
laft talking with fome friends about John Willard 
fome pleading his innocenfy and myfelf and fome 
others arguing the contrary, within about 1-4 of 
an hour after that I had faid it was not I nor my 
fon Benj Wilkins, but the teftimony of the afflicted 
perfons and the jury concerning the murder of my 
grandfon : Dan : Wilkins, that would take auay 
his life if any thing did and within about 1-4 hour 
after this I was taken in the foreft diftrefs & mifery 
my water being turned into real blood, or of a 
bloody colour and the old pain returned exceffively 
as before which continued for about 24 hours toge 
ther. 

Philip Knight & Tho s Nichols, v. John Willard. 

The depnfition of Philip knight aged 46 yeares and 
of Thomas Nicols 22 years who do teftify and fay. 
That Some tyme in April lad there was difcourfe 
at the houfe of the fayd Philip knight about ieue- 
ral of the village that were taken vp vpon fufpition 



Salem Witchcraft. 



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of witchcraft., John Willard being prefent then re~ 
plyed, hang them, they are all witches 

Mercy Lewis v. John Willard. 

The depofiftion of Mircy Lewes who teftifieth and 
faith that I have often feen the Apperifhtion of 
John Willard amongft the witches within this three 
weeks, but he did not doe me much hurt till the 
I I th of May 1692 and then he fell upon me moft 
dreadfully and dis moft grevioufly afflect me allmoft 
Redy to kill me urging me moft vehemently to 
writ in his book, and fo he hath continued euer 
fince at times tortoring me moft dreadfully beating 
and pinching me and allmoft Redy to choak me 
threatning to kill if I would not writ in his book 
alfo I being carried to wills hill on the 14 th of may 
at euening to fee the afflicted parfons there. I faw 
there the Apperifhtion of John Willard grevioufly 
afflicting his grandffather wilknes and I alfo law the 
apperifhtion of John Willard there grevioufly af- 
flecting the body of Daniell Wilknes who laid 
fpeachles and in a fad condition and John Willard 
tould me he would kill Daniell Wilknes within 
Two days if he could alfo I was at Henry Wilknes 
the 1 6 May a little before night and their I law the 
apperifhtion of John Willard a choaking Daniell 
Wilknes alfo on the i8 th May being ing the day 
of his examination I was moft grevioufly tortured 
by him dureing the time of his examination for if 
he did but look upon me he ftruck me down or 
almoft choaked me to death and feveral times fence 



1 2 Salem Witchcraft. 

the Apperifhtion of John Willard has moft grevi- 
oufly afHecled me by beating pinching and allmoft 
choaking me to death, alfo dureing the time of his 
examination I faw the Apperithtion of John Wil 
lard goe from him and afflidt the bodyes of Mary 
Wolcott Abigail Williams Elizabeth Hubbard and 
Ann Putnam Jun r> 

Benj*. Wilkim v. Jno Willard, 

The teftimony of benjamin Wilkens aged about 36 
years faith That about y e 12 or May laft Mary lues 
being at my fathers houfe tould us that flie law 
John wilard and goody buckly upon my father 
wilknes preffing his belly and my father complained 
of extreme paine in his bely at y e fametime, then 
John putnam ftruck at y e aperiftions then marcy 
lues fell down and my father had eafe emidiatly, 

John Putnam v. John Willard. 
John putnam teftifieth to y e fame above written. 

Indi5lment v Ann Pudeater, 

EfTex in the Province of) Annog3R. R d & Reginee 
the Maffachufetts Bay V Gulielmi & Mariee An- 
Jn New England fs ) glice& c Quarto. Anno- 

gu Dom. 1692 . . . 

The Juriors for our Sou 5 Lord and Lady the Kino- 
and Queen Pfent, That Ann Pudeator of Salem in 
the County of Effex, aforefaid widdow, The fecond 
day of July in the yeare aforefaid and diuers othere 



Salejn Witchcraft. 13 

days and times as well before as after certaine de- 
teftable arts called witchcraft & Sorceries Wickedly 

j 

Mallitioufly and fellonioufly hath ufed pra&ifed and 
exerciled At and within the Townefhip of Salem 
aforefaid in & upon and againft one Mary Warren 
of Salem aforelaid fingle woman by which (aid 
wicked arts the faid Mary Warren the fecond day 
of July aforelaid and diners other days and times 
both before and after was and is tortured Afflicted 
Pined Confumed wafted and tormented and alfo 
for fundry other acts of witchcraft by the faid Ann 
Pudeater Committed and done before and Since that 
time Agft the peace of o r Sou n Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and 
agft the forme of the ftatute in y r Cafe made and 
Provided. 

WitnefTes Mary Warren Jurat. 

Sarah Churchel Jurat. Ann Putnam Jurat. 

Warrant, v. Ann Pudeater. 

To the Marfhall of EfTex or Conftable in Salem. 

You are in theire Majef ts names hereby required 
forthwith to apprehend and bring before vs Allic 
Parker the wife of John Parker of Salem and Ann 
Pudeater of Salem widdow who ftand charged with 
fundry acts of witchcraft by them committed this 
day Contrary to y e Laws of our Sou n Lord and La 
dy, ffaile not. Dated Salem May the 12 th 1692. 
Jvs. JOHN HATHORNE 

J/~* 
ONATHAN CORWIN 

May 12 th 1692. I have apprehended the above 



1 4. Salem Witchcraft. 

named perfons and Brought them att y e place ap- 
ointed by you r honors 

P mee GEORGE HERRICK Marfhall 

of Effex 

Sarah Churchill Confeffion. 

Sarah Churchwell confefTeth that Goody pudeater 
brought the book to this examina t and (he figned 
it but did not know her at that tyme, but when (he 
law her (he knew her to be the fame and that 
Goody Bifhop als Oliver appeared to this Examin- 
ant and told her me had killed John Trafks child 
(whofe child dyed about that tyme) and faid Bimop 
als Oliver afflicted her as alfoe did old George Ja 
cobs and before that time this Examin 1 being af 
flicted could not doe her fervice as formerly and her 
f d Mafter Jacobs called her bitch witch and ill 
names and then afflicted her as above and that 
pudEater brought 3 Images like Mercy Lewis Ann 
Putnam Eliz a Hubbard and they brought her 
thornes and (he ftuck them in the Images and told 
her the perfons whofe likenefs they were would be 
afflicted and the other day faw Goody Oliver fate 
vpon her knee. 

Jurat in Curia by Sarah Churchill. 

this confeffion was taken before John Hathorrie 
and Jonathan Corwiu Esq rs I. Juni 1692. as atteft. 

Th Newton. 



Salem Witchcraft. 15 

Examination of Ann Pudeator. 

An Pudeater examined before y e Majeftrates of 
Salem July 2. i 692 

Sarah Churchwell was bid to fay what fhe had to 
fay of her. 
You have charged her with bringingy e book to you. 

A : Yes faid Churchwell. 

have you feen her iince. A : no. 
Goodwife puddeater, you have former ly bin com- 
playned of we now further enquire : here is one 
perfon faith you brought her y e book which is Sa 
rah Churchell look on y e perfon fes. Churchill : 

you did bring me y e book : I was at Goodman Ja 
cob fes. 

Pudeater fd I never faw y e woman before now. it 
was told puddeater this mayd charged you with 
bringing her y e book at y e lafl examinat" Puddeater 
f d I never faw y e Devils book, nor knew that he had 
one. 

L Jer Neal was alked what he could fay of this 
woman. Neal f d fhe had been an ill carriaged wo 
man and fmce my wife has been fick of y e fmall 
pox this woman has come to my houfe pretending 
kindnes and I was gkd to fee it fhe afked whe 
ther (lie might ufe our morter which was ufed for 
my wife : and I contented to it, but I afterward re 
pented of it : for y e nurs told me my wife was y e 
wors lenc fhe was very ill of a flux which (he had 
not before. 
When the officer came for puddeater, y e nurs f d you 



\ f > Salem Witchcraft. 

are come to late for my wife grew worfe till (he 
dyed : fd Pudeater had often threatened my wife. 

Eliz Hubbard fd me had Teen fdP udeater fd 
Mary Wolcot but flic had not hurt her {he had feen 
her with Goodwife nurs. 

goody puddeater what did you do with y- oint 
ments that you had in y e hous fo many of them, 
fhe fd I never had ointment or oyl but meat tried 
out in my houfe fince my hufband dyed : but the 
conftable Jofeph Neal affirmed me had (he had near 
2O that had oyntment or greas in them, a little in 
a thing : me fde fhe never had any ointment but 
neats foot oy 1 in y- hous, but what was in thefe 
things y c conftablcs fpeakes of. 

A. It was greafe to make (ope of. but why did you 
put them in fo many things, when one would have 
held all but anfwered not to y e porpofe, but the 
conftable sd oyntments were of feveral forts. 

Sarah Vibber did you ever fe this woman before 
now, anfwered no. An putnam sd fhe had never 
feen her, but fince fhe come to Salem Town laft : 
fd Putnam fell into a fitt and sd Puddeater was com 
manded to take her by y- wrift, and did and fd 
Putnam was well prefently. 

mary warin fell into two fitts quickly after one 
another and both times was helped by fd Puddeators 
taking her by y c wrift. 



Salem ff^itchcraft. 17 

Summons to vritnt/fes i\ Anri PuJeatsr. 

\\ m 5c Marv by y e Grace of God of England, 
Scottland ffrance 5c Ireland King and Queen, 
defend- 6cc. 

To Y- Sheriff" of Eif-x or deputy. 
L- ^ Greeting. 

^ ee commondyou to warn John Wefgate John 
Bullock, Martha Dutch Sufanna Dutch Lt. Jere 
miah Xeale John Beckett John Beft Jun r Jno 
Loader, Sarah parott, that they and every of them 
appear at y* next Court of Over 6c Terminer holden 
at Salem en y s next Tueiday at twelve of y s clock 
there to Tertiryy* truth toy* beftof theire knowl 
edge on certain Indictments to be exhibited againft 

^- ^ 

Alice Parker and Ann Pudeater, hereof make return 
fail not 

Dated in Salem Sept r ^ 1692. in y~ fourth year 
ot our Reigne. STEPHEN SEWALL cler 

Sept 5 - 1692. I have lumoned and have warned 
all the within named perfons John Bell Jun r Ex 
cept 2- Bert being Removed to Ipfwich that thay 
and every of them appeare to Giue in their Euid 
jScc att time and place within written. 

P me GEORGE HERRICK dep r SherirT. 

Sarah Churchill i\ Ann Pudeater. 

Sarah Churchel affirmed to y e Jury of inqwert that 
Ann Puddeator has greatly afflicted her id Churchel 
by choaking her pinching her and sticking pinfe 
into her and by prelling of her and making her iett 

^ 



1 8 Salem Witchcraft. 

her hands to y e hook upon y e oath fhe hath taken 
Sept. 6 th 1692. 

Sworn in Court. 

& brought poppits to her to ftick pins to w ch fhe 
did & y e Pfons afflicted by it. 

Mary Warren v. Ann Pudeator* 

Mary Warin upon her oath y c fhe hath taken af 
firms to y e Jury of Inqweft that Ann Puddeator 
hath often afflicted me by biting me, pinching me, 
flicking pins in me and choaking me and particu- 
larly on y e 2 day of July att her examination id 
Puddeator did afflict me greatly alfo fhe on her Ap- 
perifhtion did offer me the booktofign to, fhe told 
me alfo y c fhe was y e caufe of Jno Turners ffalling 
off y e cherry tree : to his great hurt and which 
amazed him in his head and almoft kiled him, fhe 
told me alfo fhe was the caus of Jeremiah Neals 
wifes death and I faw her hurt Eliz Hubbard, 
Mary Walcott and An Putnam y e laft night fhe 
afflicted me alfo laft night by her witchcraft and \ 
doe verily beleev fd Ann Puddeater is a witch ; fhe 
affirms Puddeator told her fhe kiled her hufband 
Puddeator and his firft wife and that fhe was an 
inftrument of John Befts wifes death 
Sept r 7 : 1692. Sworne in Court. 

Eliz Hubbard v. Ann Pudeator. 

Eliz Hubbard affirmed upon y e oath fhe hath taken 
that fhe hath feen Ann Pddeator afflict Mary 



Salem Witchcraft. ig 

Kn and that (he or her Apperiftion did hurt me and 
Mary Warin y e laft night, before y e Jury of Inqueft 
Sept r 7. 1692 & that (he hath afflicted her fince 
me came into Court. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Ann Putnam v. Ann Pudeator. 

An Putnam affirmed upon her oath, to y e Jury of 
Inqueft that me hath feen Ann Puddeater afflict 
Mary Warin Mary Walcott and Eliz Hubbard of 
ten and particularly att y e time of her laft examina 
tion before y e Majeftrates at Mr. Tho Beadles, me 
alfo hath afflicted me both then and at other times 
Sept r 7. 1692. 

Owned her Euidence in Court. 

Sarah Vibber v. Ann Pudeator. 

Sarah Vibber upon her oath affirmed to y c Jury of 
inqueft that mee hath feen An Puddeator afflict 
Mary Warin Mary Walcot and An Putnam both 
aty c time of her examination at Mr. Tho Beadles 
and y e laft night Ihe together with Goodwife Par 
ker did afflict y e fornamed Warin Walcot and Put 
nam ; fd Puddeator hath afflicted me to, and i do 
believe (he is a witch. Sept r 7. 1692. 

Mary Walcott < v. Ann Pudeator. 

Mary Walcot upon oath affirms to y e Jury of In 
queft that me hath feen An Puddeator afflict Mary 
Warrin An Putnam and Eliz Hubbard at y e time 



2o Salem Witchcraft * 

of her examination at Mr Tho Beadles : and alfo 
y c laft night I law her afflict Mary Warin An Put 
nam and Eliz Hubbard by witchcraft and I verily 
beleiv sd Puddeator is a witch September 7: 92, 
& that this day fhe hath afflicted this deponent. 

Jurat in Curia. 
Sep f - 10. 92. Atteft S. SEWALL. 

I find by my characters : which I took : at y e Ex 
amination of An Puddeator, that it was in y c 2 
day of July that (he was examined at Mr. Tho. 
Beadles thay bearing date fo. 

Sept r 7. 1692. Simon Willard, 

Sam 11 Pickworth v. Ann Pudeater. 

The teftimony of Samuell Pickworth whoW tefti- 
fieth that a bowt fix weeks agoo : I this deponant 
was coming along Salem Strete between Ann Pud- 
eatres hous and Captin higilon hous it being in the 
ewening and J this deponant faw a woman neare 
Captin higifonn corner., the which I fuppofed to 
be Ann Pudeatar and in a moment of time me pafid 
by me as fwift as if a burd flwe by me and I faw 
faid woman goo into Ann Pudeaters hows. 
Jurat in Curia. 

S, SEWALL cle. 

Sam 11 Pickworth affirmeth y l y e above written eui- 
dence is y e truth : upon oath to : y e Jury of Inqueft 
Sept r * 7. 92. 

Ann Putnam v. Ann Pudeater. 
Sept f< 7. 92, Ann Putnam afarmed to the grand 



Salem Witchcraft. 



21 



Jhqueft that ann Pudeatar : tould bar that (he flu 
by a man in the neight into a hous 

John Bert Sr. v. Ann Pudeater. 

The Teftimony of Jn Bert Senior aged about 48 
yeres Teftifieth & faith ^ fome yeers paft y f I this 
deponant did often hear my wife faye y r Ann Pudeater 
would not Lett her alone vntill me had killd her By 
her often pinching & Brufeing of her Till her Earms 
6c other parts of her Body Looked Black by Refon 
of her ioer pinching of her in y e Time of her fick- 
nefs of my wife did affirm ag r itt woes an pudeater 
y f did afflict her & flood in y e Belefe of itt as Long 
as me Lived. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Sept 7. th 92. S. SEWALL cler. 

Jno Beft affirmed to y e truth of y e aboue written 
before ye Jury of Inqueft. Sept r 7 ; 1692. 

"Jno. Eejl v. Ann Pudeater. 

The testimony of John beft Jwnear how teftifieth 
uppon his. oath before the grant Inqweft, that his 
mother did feuerall tims in bar ficknis complain of 
ann pudeater of Salem the wife of Jacob pudeater 
how me had bewitched bar and that me did belieue 
me would kill hor before me had dun and foo fhe 
laid feuerall timsduering hear ficknis vntill bar death 
allio I this deponant did feuerall tims goo in to the 
woods to fech my fathers Cowes and I did driue 



22 Salem Witchcraft. 

goode pudeaters cow bak from our Cowes and I 
being all alone ann pudeater would chide me when 
J came howm for turning the cow bak by Relon 
of which I this deponant did couclude (aid pudea^- 
ter was a witch 

Jurat in Curia. 

Petition of Ann Pudeator. 

The humble Petition of Ann Pudeater unto y e ho 
noured Judge and Bench now Setting in Judicature 
in Salem humbly Sheweth. 

That whereas your Poor and humble Petitioner 
being condemned to die, and knowing in my own 
conference as I fhall mortly anfwer it before y e Great 
God of heaven, who is the fearcher and knower of 
all hearts : That the Euidence of Jn Beft Sen r and 
Jn Beft Jun r and Sam" Pickworth w ch was given 
in againft me in Court were all of them altogether 
falfe and untrue, and befides the abouefaid Jno Beft 
hath been formerly whipt. and likewife is recorded 
for A Lyar, I would humbly begg of yo r honowrs 
to Take it into your Judicious and Pious confidera- 
tion, That my life may not be taken away by fuch 
falfe Evidences and witnefles as theie be likewife y e 
Euidence given in againft me, by Sarah Church 
and Mary Warren I am altogether ignorant off 
and know nothing in y e lean: mealure about it, 
nor nothing elfe concerning y c crime of witchcraft 
for w ch I am condemned to die as will be known 
to men and angells, att the great day of Judgment, 
begging and imploring your prayers att the throne 



Salem Witchcraft. 23 

of grace in my behalfe and your poor and humble 
petition 1 " ihall for ever pray as fhe is bound in duty 
for you r hon rs health and happinefs in this life and 
eternall felicity in y e world to come. 

Warrant v. Rebecca "Jacobs. 

To the Conftable in Salem. 

You are in theire Majei ts names hereby required 
to Apprehend and bring before vs, on Tufday next 
being the leauenteenth day of this Jnftant month 
of May aboute ten of y e clocki n the forenoon at y e 
houfe of L r Nathaniell Ingerfons, of Salem Village 
Daniell Andrews, of Salem Village Bricklayer 
George Jacobs Jun r of Salem Village hus bandman 
and Rebecka Jacobs the wife of faid George Jacobs 
and Sarah Buckley the wife of W m Buckley of Sa 
lem Village Cordwayner And Mary Withridge the 
daughter of faid Buckley who all ftand charged in 
behalfe of theire Majefties with high fufpition of 
fundry acts of witchcrafts by them donne or com 
mitted on y e Bodys of Ann putnam Marcy Lewis 
Mary Walcot, and Abigail Williams and others of 
Salem Village (Lately) Whereby great hurt hath 
been donn them. And hereof you are not to faile. 

Dated Salem May the 14 th 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE | A/r/1 
J . ^ } AiTiits. 

JONATHAN CORWIN J 

In profecution of this Warrant I have apprehended 
and brought the bodyes of Sarah Buckley and Mary 
withridg and Rebekah Jacobs all of Salem velage 



24 Salem Witchcraft. 

according to the tenor of the within written war 
rant, and haue likewife made delegant farch at the 
houfe of Daniell Andrew and at the houfe of Georg 
Jacobs for them likewife but cannot find them. 
P me Jonathan Putnam Conftable in Salem, 

Indictment v. Rebecca Jacobs. 

EfTex in the Prouince Anno R. R s & Reginee Gu- 

of the MalTachufetts^lielmi& Mariee Anglice &c c 

Bay in New England f Quarto Annog 3 Domini 

) 1692. 

The Juriors for our Sou e Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doe Psent, That Rebeccah Jacobs the 
wife of George Jacobs of Salem Villadge in the 
County of Eflex afors d hufbandman In the year 
aforefaid In Salem Villadge in the County of Eflex 
aforefd Wickedly and fellonioufly a Couenant with 
the Euil Spiritt the Devill did make Contrary to 
the Peace of our Sou e Lord and Lady the King and 
Queen theire Crowne and Dignity. And the forme 
in the Stattute in that Cafe made and Provided. 

Eliz Hubbard v. Rebecca Jacobs, 

The depofiftion of Eliz Hubbard who teftifieth 
and faith that one the begining of May 1 692. I was 
afflicted by Rebecah Jacobs the wife of George 
Jacobs, but on the i8 th May 1692. being the day 
of hir examination I faw Rebekah Jacobs or hir 
apperance moft greviouily afflict Mary Walcott 
Abigail williams and Ann putnam tho when fhe 
began to confefs (he left ofe hurting of us but feuera.l 



Salem Witchcraft. 2 5 

times fenc that me has rnoft grevioufly afflicted 
me and I beluee in my heart that Rebeckah Jacobs 
is a width and that me has often afflected me and 
the aforefaid parfons by acts of wicthcraft. 

Eliz : Hubbard owned y e truth of y e aboue writ 
ten evidence before y e Jury of Inques. Sept r 10, 
1692. 

Warrant v. Roger Toothaker. 

To the Marmall of Effex or his dept or Conftables 

in Salern 

You are in theire Majei ts names hereby required 
to apprehend forthwith and bring before vs, (Roger 
Toothaker of Bilrica who ftands charged with fun- 
dry acts of witchcraft by him committed or donne 
on y e bodyes of Eliz Hubert, Ann Putnam Mary 
Walcot &c of Salem Village in order to his exami 
nation Relateing to y e premifes. faile not 

Dated Salem May i8 th 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE ) 
JONATHAN CORWIN j 

J order of the Gover r and Councill. 

the perfon fpicefied in this warrant was Appre 
hended this day and brought before the corte Ac- 
ordinge to ye tennor of this warrant by mee 

JOSEPH NEAL. 

Conftable Jn Salem May 18 1692. 

D 



26 Salem Witchcraft. 

Mittimus v. Roger Toothaker. 

To the Keeper of Theire Majef ts Goale in Bofton. 

You are in theire Majef ts names hereby required 
to take into your care and fafe Cuftody the Bodys 
of Roger Toothaker of Bilrica John Willard of 
Salem Village, hulbandman Thomas ffarrer of Lyn 
hufbandman and Elizabeth Hart the wife of Ifaac 
Hart of Lyn hufbandman who all ftand charged 
with Sundry acts of witchcraft, by them and Euery 
one of them Committed on the Bodys of Mary 
Walcot Abigail Williams Mary Lewis Ann Putnam 
and others of Salem Village or farmes whom you 
are well to fecure in order to theire tryall for the 
fame and vntill they mail be deliuered by due order 
of Law and hereof you are not to faile. 

Dated Salem May i8 th 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE ) by order of y e 
JONATHAN CORWIN | Gouern r & Councill. 

+J ./ 

Tbo Gage v. Roger Toothaker. 

The Depofition of Thomas Gage Aged aboute 
thirty fix years. This Deponant faith & doth tefti- 
fie that fometime this Laft fpring of y e year, that 
Doctor Toothaker was in his houle in Beuerly (vpon 
fome occafion) & we diicourfed aboute John Mar- 
ftons Childe of Salem, that was then fich and haue- 
ing vnwonted fitts and Likewile another Childe of 

o 

Phillip Whites of Beuerly who was then ftrangely 
fick. I perfwaded fd Toothaker to goe and fee I d 



Salem Witchcraft. 27 

Children and fd Toothaker anfwered he had feen 
them both already and that his opinion was they 
were vnder an Evill hand And farther fd Toothaker 
fd that his Daughter had Kild a witch and I afked 
him how me did it and fd toothaker anfwered rea 
dily that his daughter had Learned fomething from 
him J. afked" by what means fhe did it and he fd 
that there was a a certaine perfon be witched and 
fd perfon complained of beeing afHidted by another 
perfon, that was fufpefted by y e afflicted perfon & 
further fd Toothaker fd that his fd Daughter gott 
fome of y e afflicted perfons urine and put it into an 
Earthern pott and ftopt fd pott uery clofe and putt 
fd pott into a hott oven and ftopt vp fd oven and 
y e next morning fd childe was dead, other things I 
haue forgotten and farther faith nott. 

ias Pickworth Aged aboute thirty foure years 
teftifieth to all that is aboue written. 

Sworne by Thomas Gage. Salem Village May. 
20//6 1692 

, c JOHN HATHORNE | Ajrr/ , 

befor vs. % ~ } Auifts. 

ONATHAN CORWIN 

^ J 

Complaint of Mary Eajly. 

Salem May the 2o th 1692. 

There being complaint this day made before mee 
by John Putnam Jun r and Benjamin Hutchefon 
both of Salem Village for themfelfes and alfo for 
theire Neighbours in behalfe of theire Majefties 
again ft Marah Eafty the wife of Ifaac Efty of Topf- 
field for fundry acts of witchcraft by her Commit- 



28 Salem Witchcraft, 

ted yefterday and this prefent day of the date hereof 
vpon the bodys of Ann putnam Marcy Lewis, Ma 
ry Walcot and Abigail Williams of Salem Village 
to y e urong and Jnjury of theire bodys therefore 
crave Juftice. 

John Putnam Jun. 

Beniamin Hutchinfon. 

Warrant v. Mary Eafty. 

To the Marfhall of the County of EiTex or dept or 

Conftables of Salem. 

You are in theire Majef ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and forthwith bring before me at ye 
houfe of Mr. Thomas Beadles in Salem, the Body 
of Mary Eafty the wife Ifaac Eafty of Topffield to 
Be Examined Relating to fundry ats of witchcraft, 
by her committed yefterday and this prefent day 
according to Complaint aboucfd. and hereof you are 
not to faile. Dated Salem May 2o th 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE Affift 
May 2o th 1692. J order of ye Councill. 

I have taken the body of the abouenamed Mary 
Eftiee and brought her at y e time and place aboue 
named. 

P e me. GEO HERRICK Marfhall of Eflex. 

Indictment v. Mary Eafty No. i. 

Province of y e MafTachu ] AnnoRegni Regiset Re- 
fetts, Bay In New Eng- I gineeGulielmiet Mariee 
land Eftex is. fnunc Anglice J" Quarto 

j Annog Dom. 1692. 
The Jure for our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the 



Salem Witchcraft. 29 

King and Queen P r fents that Mary Eafty wife of 
Ifaack Eafty of Topsfield hulbandman -on the 
twenty third day of May in the fourth year of our 
Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by 
the Grace of God of England Scottland ffrance and 
Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the faith &c. 
and divers other Day and times as well before as af 
ter certaine Deteftable arts called Witchcrafts and 
Sorceries wickedly and ffellonoufly hath vfed Prac- 
tiled and Exercifed at and within the Townefhip of 
Salem in the County of EfTex aforefaid in Vpon and 
againft one Marcy Lewis of Salem Village Single- 
woman by which faid wicked Arts the laid Marcy 
Lewis the Twenty third day of May in the year 
abovefaid and Divers other Days and times as well 
before as after, was and is Tortured Afflicted Pined 
Confumed wafted and Tormented ag r the Peace of 
our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen 
and ag c the forme of the Statute in that cafe made 
and Provided 
WitnefTes 

Marcy Lewis Jurat Eliz Hubbard Jurat. 

Ann Putnam Jurat Mary Wolcott Jurat. 

Indictment v. Mary Eajiy No. 2. 

Province of the Mafia- 1 Anno Regni Regis et Re- 
chufetts Bay in Newlginee Gullielmiet Mariee 
England EfTex, fs. f nunc Anglice &c Quarto 

j Annog Dom 1692. 

The Juro s for our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen p r fents That : Mary Efty wife of 



30 Salem tf^itchcraft . 

Ifaack Efty of Topsfield hufbandman the twenty 
third day of May in the fourth year of the Reigne 
of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady-William and Mary 
by the Grace of God of England Scottland ffrance 
and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the faith 
&c and Divers other Dayes and times as well be 
fore as after certaine Deteftable Arts called Witch 
crafts & Sorceries Wickedly and ffellonioufly hath 
Vfed Practifed and Exercifed at and within the 
Townfhip of Salem in the County of Eflex afores d 
in vpon and ag one Elizabeth Hubbard of Salem 
Single women by which faid Wicked Arts the faid 
Elizabeth Hubbard the twenty third Day of May 
in the fourth year aboues d and Divers other Dayes 
and times as well before, as after was, and is, Tor 
tured Afflicted Pined Confumed wafted and Tor 
mented ag r the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord and 
Lady the King and Queen and ag the fform of the 
Statute in that cafe made and Provided. 
Witnefles 

Eliz : Hubbard Jurat Marcy Lewis Jurat, 
Ann Putnam Jurat. 

Geo : Herrick v. Mary Ea/ty. 

May 20 th 1692. The teftimone of Geo: Herrick 
aged thirty four or thereaboutes and John Puttnam 
Jun r of Salem Village agid thirty five yeares or 
there aboutes teftifieth and faith y r beeing att the 
houfe of y e aboue fd John Puttnams both faw Mercy 
Lewis in a very Dreadfull and Solemn Condition : 
So y r to our aprehention fhee could not continue 



Salem Witchcraft. 31 

long in this world without A mittieation of thoes 

O o 

Torments wee (aw her which Caufed us to Expediate 
A hafty difpatch to apprehend Mary Esftick in hopes 
if poflable it might faue her Life and Returneing 
y e fame night to fd John Puttnams houfe aboute 
middnight wee found y e fd Mercy Lewis in a 
Dreadffull fitt but her reafon was then Returned 
Againe me faid what haue you brought me y e wind 
ing Sheet Goodwife Esftice, well J had rather goe 
into y e winding Sheet then Sett my hand to ye Book 
but affter that her fitts was weaker and weaker but 
ftill Complaining y l Shee was very lick of her Sto- 
make aboute break of Day She fell a Sleep but ftill 
Continues Extream fick and was taken w th A Dread 
fitt Juft as wee left her fo y r wee perceaued life in 
her and that was all. Jurat in Curia. 

Sep r 9 th 92. Ateft. Geo. Herrick. 

John putnam Jun. 

"Jonathan Putnam, James Darling, Benj a Hutcb- 
infon & Sam. Bray brook v. Mary Eafty. 

The depofition of Jonathan Putman, James Dar 
ling, Benj a Hutchinfon & Sam : Braybrook w tef- 
tify and fay that we together with divers others the 
20 : May. 1692. between eight and eleven oclock 
at night being with Mercy Lewes whom we found 
in a cafe as if death would have quickly followed, 
and to whom Eliz: Hubbard wasbrought(faid Mercy 
being unable to Speak moft of the day) to difcover 
what fhe could fee did afflict laid Mercy, heard and 
obferved that thefe two fell into fits by turns, the 



32 Salem Witchcraft. 

one being well whilft the other was ill, and that 
each of them complained much of Mary Eaftie, 
who brought the book to faid Mercy feverall times 
as we heard her fay in her trances, and vexed and 
tortured them both by choking and feemingly 
breathlefs fits and other fits, threatning faid Mercy 
with a winding meet &, afterwards with a Coffin 
if faid Mercy would not figne to her book, with 
abundance more of vexations the both received 
from her. 

Examination of Mary Eafty. 

The Examination of Mary Eaftie. 

At a Court held at Salem village 22 : Apr. 1692, 

By the Wop. John Hathorne & Jonathan Cor- 
win. 

At the bringing in of the accuted feverall fell into 
fits. 

Doth this woman hurt you. 

many mouths were ftopt, and feveral other fits 
feized them 

Abig : Williams faid it was Goody Eaftie, and 
me had hurt her, the like laid Mary Walcot, & Ann 
Putman, John jackfon faid he faw her with Goody 
Hobbs. 

What do you fay, are you guilty ? 

I can fay before Chrift Jefus, I am free. 

You fee thefe accufe you. 

There is a God. 

Hath (he brought the book to you ? 

Their mouths were ftopt. 



Salem Witchcraft. 33 

What have you done to thefe children ? 

I know nothing. 

How can you fay you know nothing, when you 
fee thefe tormented, and accufe you that you know 
nothing ? 

Would you have me accufe myfelf ? 

Yes if you be guilty. 

How far have you complyed w th Satan whereby 
he takes this advantage ag r you ? 

Sir, J never complyed but prayed againfl him all 
my dayes, J have no complyance with Satan, in 
this. What would you have me do ? 

Confefs if you be guilty. 

J will fay it, if it was my laft time, J am clear 
of this lin, 

Of what fin ? 

Of witchcraft. 

Are you certain this is the woman ? 

Never a one could ipeak for fits. 

By & by Ann Putman faid that was the woman, 
it was like her, and me told me her name. 

It is marvailous to me that you mould fometimes 
think they are bewitched, and fometimes not, when 
feverall confefs that they have been guilty of be 
witching them. 

well Sir would you have me confefs that J never 
knew ? 

Her hands were clinch d together and then the 
hands of Mercy Lewis was clincht. 

Look now you hands are open, her hands are 
open. 

E 



34. Salem Witchcraft. 

Js this the woman ? 

They made lignes but could not fpeak, but Ann 
Putman afterwards Betty Hubbard cryed out Oh. 
Goody Eafty, Goody Eafty you are the woman, you 
are the woman 

Put up her head, for while her head is bound 
the necks of thefe are broken. 

What de you fay to this ? 

Why God will know. 

Nay God knows now. 

I know he dos. 

what did you think of the actions of others be 
fore your fitters came out, did you think it was 
Witchcraft ? 

I cannot tell. 

Why do you not think it is Witchcraft ? 

Jt is an evil fpirit, but wither it be witchcraft J 
do not know, Severall faid me brought them the 
Book and then they fell into fits, 

Salem Village March 24 th 1692. 

Mr Sam 1 parris being defired to take in wright- 
ing the Examination of Mary Eaftie hath deliuered 
itt as aforefaid. 

Upon heareing the aforefaid, and feeing what we 
did then fee, together with the Charge of the per- 
fons then prefent, Wee Committed fd Mary Eaftie 
to theire Majef ts Goale. 



JOHN HATHORNE ] *rrn 
I ^ > Amits. 

JONATHAN CORWIN J 



Salem W^ itch craft. 35 

Sarah Vibber <u. Mary Eajiy. 

Sarah Viber : afirmed vpon her oath : that (he 
Taw Mary y e wife of Ifaac Efty upon Jn Nortons 
bed ; when fd Norton was ill : and fd goody Efty 
flew out upon her : and afflicted her : fd Vibber : 
and fd Vibber affirmed : that iince y e time of the 
laft examination of fd Efty : fd Efty has hurt and 
afflicted mercy Lewis: and mary walcot and Ann 
Putman : fhe or her Apperition : and me fd Efty 
has fome times hurt and afflicted her : fd Vibber alfo 
fince fd, Efty her laft examination : alfo : fd Vibber 
fd that fd Efty or her apperition has Afflicted Elis. 
Hubbard : this fd Vibber owned to be y e truth : 
before y e Jury of Inqueft 

Aug st : 3 : 1692. 

Mary Warin 11. Mary Eafly. 

Mary Warin affirmed before the Jury of Inqueft: 
that Goodwife Efty of Topsfield has afflicted her 
fhe or her Apperition : and that fd Efty hath af 
flicted Marcy Lewis : Elizabeth Hubbard & Mary 
Walcot and Ann Putman : upon ye oath : y r (he 
has taken. Aug st 3 : 1692. 

Mary Walcott v. Mary Eafly. 

The Depoeftion of Mary Walcott : who Tefti- 
fieth and faith on the 2o th of may 1692 : about 
twelve of the clock : I faw the Apparition of good- 



36 Salem Witchcraft. 

dy Eaftleck come and pinch and choake me : and 
terrified me much and me told me that me had 
blinded al our eyes, that ware afflicted only merfy 
Lewis for me faid that (he had not power anought 
to doe itt on that day me was cleared : on this 2o th 
Inftante of may : 92 about an hour by fun J went 
to m r John Putnams to fee merfey Lewis : and 
their J faw the apparition of the aboue faid gooddy 
Eafheck : a choaking of merfy Lewis and prefling 
upon her breaft with her hands and J faw hur put 
a chane aboute her neck and choaked her : and all 
the while J was their J law her hurting of her gre- 
vioufly : and fhe told me that me would kill her 
this night if fhe could. 

Sworne Salem Village May 23 d 1692. 

, c JOHN HATHORNE ) A/r/1 

before vs ; ~ [ AfMs. 

JONATHAN CORWIN 

/ J 

mary Walcott fturther teftifieth y l on 23 may 
1692. mary Eftick did moft grevioufly torment me 
during the time of hir examination alfo ye day J faw 
hir or hir Apperanc moft grevioufly torment mercy 
lewes Eliz : Hubbrt and ann putnam arid I veryly 
beleve in my hart that Mary Eftick is a moft dread- 
full width and that fhe hath very often moft dread 
fully tormented me and perfons aboue named by 
her acts of witchcraft. 

Mary walcot declared before y e Jury ot Inqueft 
y 1 y e above written evidence and that on y e other 
fide of this paper is ye truth, upon oath : Aug st 4 : 
1692. 



Salem Witchcraft* 37 

The Depofiftion of Abigail! williams Ann Put 
nam who teftifieth and faith that we both goeing 
along with goodman Abby and Sarah Trafk the 
2o th of may 1692. to the houfe of Conftable Jn 
Putnam to fe Mercy lewes as we ware in the way 
we both faw the Apperimtion of Gooddy Eftick 
the very fame woman that was fent whom the other 
day : and alfo the apperifhtion of that woman that 
was with hir the other day : and the Apperimtion 
of Gooddy Eftick tould us both that now (he was 
affiecting of mrcy lewes becaufe me would not clear 
hir as others did and w n came to nircy lewes who 
laye fpeachlds and in a fad condition we faw there 
the Apperimtions of gooddy Eftick and Jn willard 
and mary witheridge afflec~ting and choaking mer 
cy lewes in a moft dreadfull maner, which did moft 
grevioufly affright us and jmmediately gooddy Ef 
tick did fall upon us and tortor us, allfo Redy to 
choake us to death. 

Abigail Williams and An putnam Teftified toy e 
truth of y e abouf d Evedence. 

Salem Village May the 23 d . 1692. 

n c JOHN HATHORNE ] .^r^ 

Berore vs -4 ^ } Amfts. 

JONATHAN C^RWIN 
j i 

Ann putnam further teftifieth on 23 may 1692. 
being the laft day of the examination of Mary Ef 
tick me did moft grevioufly torment me dureing 
the time of hir examination alfo on the fame day J 
faw Mary Eftick or hir Apperance moft grevioufly 
torment and afflecl: mary walcott, mercy lewes Eliz. 
Hubbard and abigail william and J veryly beleue 



38 Salem Witchcraft. 

in my hart that mary Eftick is a moil dreadfull 
width and that me hath very often afflected me and 
the perfons affore named by hir acls of witchcraft. 
Ann Putnam declared to y e Jury of Inqueft y 
y e her above written evidence : is y e truth upon her 
oath. Aug st . 4: 1692. 

Eliz. Hubbard v. Mary Eafty* 

The Depofiftion of Elizabeth Hubburt who tef- 
tifieth and faith J being caryed vp to Conftable 
Jn putnams houfe on the 2o th of may 1692 to fe 
Mircy lewes who laid fpeachlels and in a lad con 
dition J law there the apperifhtions of gooddy eft- 
ick the very lame woman that was fent whom the 
other day : and Jn willard and mary witherridge 
Afflecl:ing and tortoring of Mircy lewes in a moft 
dreadfull maner which did affright me moft gre- 
vioufly and jrnmediately gooddy Eftick did fett upon 
me moft dreadfully and tortoree me almoft Ready 
to choak me to death and urged me vehemently to 
writ in his book. 

Sworne Salem Village May the 23 d : 1692. 

n c JOHN HATHORNE ) A/7 ~ n 

Before vs. ; ^ \ Amfts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN J 

we whole names are under writen heaving been 
along with Elizabeth Huburd this time aboue men 
tioned herd hir declare what is aboue writen and 
we read it to hir when we came away and fhe laid 
it was all true this 21 may 1692. 

Thomas putnam John putnam Jun. 

Jurat in Curia Sept m 9 th 1692. 



Salem Witchcraft. 39 

Eliz. Hubburd further teftifieth that on the 23 
may 1692, being the laft day of the examination of 
mary Eftick me did moft grevioufly afltct and tor 
ment mary walcott mercy lewes Abigail williams 
and ann putnam by twifting and allmoft choaking 
them to death and I verily beleve in my heart that 
Mary eftick is a moft dreadfull witch and that me 
hath very often afflected and tormented me and 
perfons aboue named by hir acls of witchcraft. 

Eliz. Hubbard declared y e two aboue written 
evidences : in this paper before ye Jury of Inqueft 
to be y e truth upon oath : Auguft 4. 1692. 

Excufe of Mary Towne. 

To the Honered Court now Seting in Salem 

Right honered : the Conftable of Topsffild hath 
farved a warant on me and too of my dafters ; to 
Apere this day at Salem I humby baig that your 
honer will not Impuet anything concerning our not 
coming as Contempt of athority for ware I myfelf 
or any of my famely fent for in any capafete of Co 
ming we would com but we are in a ftraing con 
dition and moft of vs can fears, git of of our beds 
we are fo wake and not abell to Reid at all : as for 
my dafter Rebeka me hath ftraing fitts fometimes 
me is knoked downe of a fodin : 

Mary Towne. 
Date y e 7 th of September 1692. 



4_o Salem Witchcraft. 

Summons of Mary Town. 

W m & Mary by y e Grace of God of England 
Scotland {Trance & Ireland King & Queen de 
fend" of y e faith. 

L. S. To Mary Towne Widow and Rebecka 
Towne her daughter. Greeting : 

Wee Comand you all Excufes Set apart to be and 
appear at ye Court of Oyer and Terminer holden 
at Salem to morrow morning at Eight of y e Clock 
precifely there to Teftify y e truth to y e beft of your 
knowledge on Seuer 11 Jndiclments Exhibited againft 
Mary Eafty hereof fail not at your vtmoft perill 

Dated in Salem Sep r 8 th 1692 and in y e fourth 
yeare of our Reign. 

STEPHEN SEWALL cler 

To y e Conftable of Topsfield hereof make return 
fail not. 

I have warned the Widow town and her dafter 
to apear at the corte acording to time fpoken of in 
the warant as atefted. 

by me EPHRAIM WILDES 

conftable of Topsfield 

Thomas FfoJJe & Elizabeth Ffojfe for Mary Eafty. 

this may fartifie home it may cuncern 
that wee hows names are vnder Kitfen 
Being dafired by fome of the Realeations of 
mary eftwcke to giue our abfarvations how 



Salem Witchcraft. 41 

me behaued hurfelf while fhe Remain^ 
in Iplwech priion we dow afarme that 
wee fawe noe ell carreg or behav/0#r in 
hure but that hure daportment wofi 
Sobor and civell as witnes own haWj- this 
5 Saptem. 92, thomos ^[jfofle 

his mark 

elefebeth Fffije 



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Samuel Abby v. Mary Eafty. 

The Depofiftion of Samuell Abby aged about 45 
years who teftifieth and faith that on the 2oth of 
may 1692 I went to the houfe of conftable Jn 
putnam about 9 a clock in the moring and when J 
came there : Mircy lewes lay on the bed in a fad 
condition and continueing fpeachlefs for about an 
hour : the man not being at whom : the woman 
defired me to goe to Tho : putnams to bring Ann 
putnam to fe if me could fe who it was that hurt 
Mircy lewes : accordingly J went : and found Abi 
gail williams along with ann putnam and brought 
them both to fe mercy lewes : and as they ware 
a goeing along the way both of them faid that they 
faw the Apperifhtion of Goody Eftick and faid it 
was the fame woman that was fent whom the other 
day ; and faid alfo that they faw the Apperifhtion 
of the other woman that appered with gooddy eft- 
ick the other day, and both of them allfo faid that 
the Apperifhtion of gooddy Eftick tould them that 
now fhe was affledting of mircy lewes and when 
they came to Mircy lewes both of them faid that 

F* 



42 Salem Witchcraft. 

they law the Apperifhtion of gooddy Eftick and 
Jn willard and mary witheridge afflecting the body 
of mircy lewes : and J continueing along with mircy 
who contineued in a lad condition the greateft part 
of the day being in fuch tortors as no toungue can 
exprels ; but not able to fpake : but at laft faid 
Deare lord Received my foule and againe laid Ior4 
let them not kill me quitt, but at laft (he came to 
hir felf for a little whille and was very fenfable and 
then fhe faid that goody eftick faid (he would kill 
hir before midnight becaufe fhe did not cleare hir 
fo as the Reft did, then againe prefently fhe fell 
very bad and cried out pray for the falvation of my 
foule for they will kill me. 

Jurat in Curia Sep r 9 th 92. 

Sarah Trajk v. Mary Eajiy, 

Sarah Trafk aged about 19 years teftifieth that 
fhe went along with Abigaill williams and Ann 
putnam and alfo hard them fay what is aboue writ- 
en they faid : and alfo hard mercy lewes declare 
what is aboue writen fhe faid. 

Edward Putnam v. Mary Eajiy. 

the depofiftion of Edward Putnam aged abought 
38 years he teftifieth and faith abought 18 day of 
may 1692. mary eafty the prifner now at the bar 
being then feat at liberty but one the 20 and 21 
days of may marcy lues was fo greuioufly aflicl:ed 
and tortred by her (as fhe herfelf and mary walcott 
ann putnam Elizabeth hubbart abjgel williams) 



Salem Witchcraft. 43 

faid) I myfelf being ther preient with feueral others 
with marcy lues looked for nothing elfe : but pre- 
fent death with marcy lues for all moft the fpace 
of two days and a night me was choked allmoft to 
death in Co much we thought fumtimes me had 
banded her mouth and teath (hut and all this uery 
often untill much time as we under flood mary 
eafty was laid in Jrons, allfo upon the fecond day of 
mary eftys examination at the uilag marcy lues 
mary wallcott elizabeth hubbart ann putnam mary 
warin and abigell williams when mary eafty came 
to the mar was choked in much a moft greuious 
maner that the honred mageftrats cold not profeed 
to her examination untell they delired me nd haile to 
go to prayer and in prayer time and fumtime after 
it they remaned in this fad condition of being all 
moft choked to death and when they ware abul 
againe to (peak they all with one Confent charged 
her that me did them that milchief. J all fo haue 
hard sum of them Complain uery often of hur 
hurting them with the fpindall of -a wheel. 
Jurat in Curia. Edward Putnam. 

Samuel Smith v. Mary Bafty. 

The depoiiftion of Samuell Smith of Boxford 
aged about 25 yers who teftifieth and faith that 
about fiue years fence J was one night at the houfe 
of Ifaac Eftick fen r of Topsfield and J was as farr 
as I know to Rude in difcorfe and the aboue faid 
Efticks wife laid to me J would not haue you be fo 
rude in difcorfe for J might Rue it here after and as 



44 Salem Witchcraft. 

J was agoeing whom that night about a quarter of 
a mille from the faid Efticks houfe by a ftone wall J 
Received a little blow on my moulder with I know 
not what and the ftone wall rattled uery much 
which affrighted me my horfe alfo was affrighted 
very much but I cannot give the refon of it, 

Margaret Redington v. Mary Ea/iy. 

the depefiafion of mafgret Redengton aged about 
feuenty yees teflifieth and faith that about three 
yers a gow J was at goodman Efties and tallking 
with his wife about an Jnfermety J hade and pre- 
fently after J fell jnto a moft follorri condition and 
the threfday before the thanklgiuing that wee hade 
laft Jn the afternone J was exfeding elle and that 
night godey Eftiey apered to mee and profered me 
a pece of frem mete and J tolld hare twas not fete 
for the doges and J woulld haue non ofite and then 
me vanifhed awaye. 

Petition of Mary Eajiy. 

The humbl petition of mary Eaftick unto his 
Excellencyes S r W m Phipps and to the honour d 
Judge and Bench now Siting Jn Judicature in 
Salem and the Reuerend minifters humbly fhew- 
eth. 

Thatwheras your poor and humble Petition be 
ing condemned to die Doe humbly beggof you to 
take it in your Judicious and pious confederations 
that your Poor and humble petitioner knowing my 
own Jnnocencye Blifed be the Lord for it and fee- 



Salem Witchcraft. 45 

ing plainly the wiles and fubtility of my accufers by 
myfelfe cannot but Judg charitably of others that 
are going ye fame way of myfelfe if the Lord ftepps 
not mightily in i was confined a whole month upon 
the fame account that J am condemed now for and 
then cleared by the afflicted perfons as fome of your 
honours know and in two dayes time J was cryed 
out upon by them and have been confined and now 
am condemned to die the Lord aboue knows my 
Jnnocencye then and likewife does now as att the 
great day will be known to men and Angells I 
Petition to your honours not for my own life for J 
know J muft die and my appointed time is fett but 
the Lord he knowes it is that if it be poffible no 
more Jnnocent blood may be med which undoubt- 
idly cannot be Anoydd Jn the way and courfe you 
goe in J queftion not but your honours does to the 
uttmoft of your Power in the difcouery and Select 
ing of witchcraft and witches and would not by 
gulty of Jnnocent blood for the world but by my 
oun Jnnocencye I know you are in the wrong way 
the Lord in his infinite mercye direct you in this 
great work if it be his blefled will that no more 
Jnnocent blood be fried J would humbly begg of 
you that your honors would be pleafed to examine 
theis Aflicted Perfons ftrictly and keep them apart 
fome time and Likewife to try fome of thefe con- 
fefing wiches J being confident there is feverall of 
them has belyed themfelves and others as will ap- 
peare if not in this word J am fure in the world to 
come whither J am now agoing and J Queftion not 



46 Salem Witchcraft. 

but youle fee an alteration of thel things they fay 
myfelfe and others haueing made a League with the 
Divel we cannot confeiTe J know and the Lord 
knows as uill mortly appeare they belye me and fo 
J Queftion not but they doe others the Lord aboue 
who is the Searcher of all hearti knowes that as I 
mail anfwer it att the Tribunall feat that I know not 
the leaft thinge of witchcraft therefore J cannot J 
dare not belye my own foule J beg you honers not 
to deny this my humble petition from a poor dying 
Jnnocent perion and J Queftion not but the Lord 
will giue a bleffing to yor endeuers. 

To his Excellencye S r W m Phipps. Gouern 1 " and to 
the honoured Judge and Magiftrates now fetting 
in Judicature in Salem. 

Petition of Mary Eajiy & Sarah Cloys. 

The humble Requeft of Mary Efty and Sarah Cloys 

to the Honoured Court. 

Hambly fheweth, that whereas we two Sifters 
Mary Efty and Sarah Cloys ftand now before the 
Honoured court charged with the fufpition of 
Witchcraft, our humble requeft is firft that feing 
we are neither able to plead our owne caufe, nor if 
councell alowed to thofe in our condicion, that you 
who are our Judges, would pleafe to be of councell 
to us, to direct us wher in we may ftand in neede, 
Secondly that wheras we are not conicious to our- 
felves of any guilt in the leaft degree of that crime, 
wherof we are now accufed (in the prefence of ye 
Living God we fpeake it, before whole awfull Tri- 



Salem Witchcraft. 47 

bunall we know we fhall ere Long appeare) nor of 
any other fcandloufe evill, or mifcaryage inconfiftant 
with Chriftianity, Thofe who have had ye longeft 
and beft knowledge of vs, being perions of good 
report, may be luffered to Teftifie upon oath what 
they know concerning each of vs, viz Mr. Capen 
the paftour and thofe of y e Towne and Church of 
Topsfield, who are ready to fay fomething which 
we hope may be looked upon, as very confiderable 
in this matter : with the feven children of one of 
us, viz Mary Efty, and it may be produced of like 
nature in reference to the wife of Peter Cloys, her 
lifter, Thirdly that the Teftimony of witches, or 
fuch, as are afflicted, as is fuppofed, by witches 
may not be improved to condemn us, without other 
Legal evidence concurring, we hope the honoured 
Court and Jury will be foe tender of the lives of fuch 
as we are who have for many yeares lived vnder the 
vnblemifhed reputation of Chriftianity as not to 
condemne them without a fayre and equall hearing 
of what may be fayd for us, as well as againft us, 
And your poore fupplyants fhall be bound always to 
pray &c. 

Complaint v. Sarah Prottor, 

Salem May the 21 st 1691. Thomas putnam and 
John Putnam of Salem Village yeomen made Com 
plaint (before vs) on behalfe of theire Majes ts 
againft BafTet ye wife of BalTet of Lyn hufband- 
man and Roote of Beverly widow, and Sarah 

proctor of Salem ffarms daufter of John procter of 



48 Salem Witchcraft, 

fayd place for Sundry acts of Witchcraft by them 
doune and Committed on the Bodys of Mary Wai- 
cot Abigail Williams, Marcy Lewis, ann putnam 
and others Lately whereby great hurt and Jnjury 
hath benne donne them therefore Craves Juftice, 

Thomas putnam 
John putnam Jun. 

This Comp 11 was Exhibited Salem 2i st may 
1692. 

n r JOHN HATHORNE 

Berore vs. -i ^ 

JONATHAN CORWIN 

J ord r of y c Govern 1 " and Councill, 

Eliza Booth v. Sarah Proffer, 

May. 20 th : 1692. Elizabeth Booth aged 18 
years or thereabouths Teftifieth and Saith. That 
Sarah Procter apeared vnto her and brought her a 
Book and bid her fett her hand to it, this Deponent 
told her that me would not, ever fence this Depo 
nent hath been grevioufly afflicted by her y e laid 
Procter, and John Procter and his wife hath Pinch 1 
and Pricked this Deponent Likewife feverall times : 
and ftill continues to do fo : day 

Etiz* Booth v. Sarah Protter & Mary Derijh. 

May y e 23. 1692. Elizabeth Booth aged 18 
years or thereaboutes depofeth and faith. That Sa 
rah Procter and Mary Derifh the wife of Michell 
Derifh apeared to this deponent in the night and 
called her Jade, Mary Derifh afked her what made 
her fay any thing about Sarah Procter, faid it was 



Salem If^itcbcraft. 49 

well (he did not come to the Village that Day : and 
with all afflicted, and Pinched her, this Deponent 
mod grevioufly and fo Continues to afflict her this 
Deponet ftill, and John Procter and his wife Like- 
wile whos name is Elizabeth Procter: 

Mary IValcott u. Sarah Proffer. 

The Depoeftion of mary Walcott who teftifieth 
and faith on the 2O th omay 1692. law the appari 
tion of Sarah Procter : come and choake me and 
pincht me and terrified me much and urged me 
greuioufly to write in her book: but J told her I 
would not touch it and then fhe tormented me 
dreadfully. 

Sworne Salem Village May 23 d , 1692. 

. c JOHN HATHORNE ) A/r/1 

before vs. ; ^ \ Amfts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN 

J J 

Sufanah Sheldon *u. Sarah Proffer. 

The complaint of Sufanah Shelden of M r andras 
and Sarah Procter 20 of this may they both a flicked 
me the next day Sarah Procter brought the book to 
me and Sarah Procter and andres and irog yato fo 
they mad me def and dumb and blind al nigh and 
the next day teh 10 of clock then cam inges and 
brought his book and drod his knife and laid if I 
would not touch it he would cut my throt, then 
thar A pered to me a ded man he told me his name 
was Joieph rabfon then he looked upon ingles and 
told him that he murdered him and drounded him 
in tho fe thar was a nother man in the boot Along 
G* 



50 Salem Witchcraft. 

with me and the boot tofed vp and doun and turend 
ouer and my hand es ware clunched that J could 
not lay hold, the other man layd hold and was fa- 
ued then he told me that J muft tell mufter hath- 
eren and told me that J mould not reft tel J had 
told it then inglim told me that if J did he would 
cut my leges of then ther a pered to me a fhinging 
and told me J mould tell of it to morah then inglefh 
told me that he would go kill the gouernor if he 
could he would go try he was the gretes innemy he 
had then he fayd that he would kil 10 folck in 
bofton before next fix day if he was not tacken up 
the greter weemen a flicT: me ftil not. 

David Ferneax & Jon a Walcott jr. v. Sarah Proffer. 

The Depofition of David Furneax Aged 23 or 
their abouts and Jonathan Walcott Junior aged 21 : 
who teftifieth and faith y r on the 2o th of may 1692. 
about i 2 of the clock we hearde mary Walcott in 
one of her fitts fay that (he faw the apparition of 
Sarah Prodltor come and hurte her by choaking 
and pinching of her we both allb heard her fay that 
(he brought the book to her and urged her to write 
in her book we ware then both prefante and heard 
her fay J would not write in your book though you 
kill me. 

David Furneax 
Jonathan Walcott Junior. 



Salem Witchcraft. 51 

John Putnam jr. v. Sarah Proffer. 

John putnam Juner teftifieth that very latly he 
hath hard Elizabeth Huburd complaine of Sarah 
procter that me hath tortored hir very much and 
urgeth her vehemently to writ in hir book. 

^Thomas Putnam v. Sarah Proffer. 

The Depofiftion of Thomas putnam who teftifi- 
eth and faith that within thele few days I have hard 
Elizabeth Hubbard and Ann putnam Two of the 
afflected perfons grevioufly complaine of Sarah 
procler that (he did tortor them very much and ur 
ged them vehemently to writ in hir book. 

Warrant v. Sufannah Roots. 

Salem May 21 1692. 
To y e Conftables of Beuerly. 

Whereas, Complaint hath been this day made be 
fore us by Sergent Thomas Puttnam and John Putt- 
nam both of Salem village yeomen againft Sufannah 
Roots of Beuerly widdow for Sundry acts of witch- 
crafFt by her commited on the bodys of Mary wall- 
cott Abigal williams Marcy Leuis Ann Puttnam 
and others. You are therefore in their Majefties 
names hereby Required to apprehend and forthuith 
bring before us Sufannah Roots of Beuerly widdow 
who ftands charged with Committing Sundry adts 
of witchcraft, as abou f d to the wrong and Jnjuryof 
the bodys of the abouenamed perfons, in order to 



52 Salem Witchcraft. 

her Examination Relating to y e abouf d premifes 
faile not. Dated Salem, May the 2i st 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE 
JONATHAN CORWIN 

To the Marlhall of EfTex or his Deputy, 
pr order of y e Gouerner & Councell. 

vera Copia atteft 

GEO. HERRICK Marfhall of EfTex, 

May 21. 1692. J doe apoint m r Jonathan Biles 
to bee my LawfTull Deputy to ierve this warrant. 
GEO. HERRICK Marfhall of EfTex, 

I haue prefented the within written warant and 
haue aprehended the perfon of the within men 
tioned Sufanah Roots and Brought her before au 
thority. 

By me JONATHAN BILES 

Cunftible of Beuerly. 

Andrew Rlliott v. Sujannah Roots. 

An " information if it might be any help in the 
examination of y e perfon before you goode Roots, 
J being in y e houfe of m r Lauvonco Dennis fome 
time fince (he was fufpedled for what me is now 
before you and there was Likewife Leonard Auften 
of our Town of Beuerly fd Auften then fd that he 
thought me was a bad woman, his reafon was that 
he Living in ye houie with f d Roots not Long Since 
and when he went to prayer at any time with his 
wife and thought fd Roots would accompany them 
in fd Duty but did not at any time but would with- 



Salem Witchcraft. 53 

draw and abfent herfelfe and farther when my felf 
and wife were gone to bed and me vnto her bed 
(he would rife in ye night and we could hear her 
talk in y e roome below J lying in ye Chamber over 
f d roome a if there were 5 or fix perfons with her 
more id Auften might fpeak it called therevnto as 
far as know more concerning Roots 

Andrew Eliott. 

Complaint v. Benj a Proffer. 

L c Nathanell Ingerfall and Thomas Rayment 
both of Salem village yeoman Complained on be- 
halfe of theire Majes ts againft Benjamin procter the 
fon of John Procter of Salem ffarmes, and Mary 
Derich y e wife of Michall Derich and daufter of 
William Baffet of Lyn and peafe the wife of 

Robert peafe of Salem weaver for Sundry a<5ts of 
Witchcraft by them Committed on y e bodys of 
mary Warren Abigaile Williams and Eliz. Hub- 
bard &c of Salem Village, whereby great hurt is 
donne them therefore Craues Juftice. 

Salem May 23 d 1692. Nathannil Jngerfoll 

the mark of 

Thomas c Rayment 
Warrant v. Benj a Proffer & als. 

To the Marfhall of ErTex or dep : or Conftables in 

Salem. 

You are in theire Majes ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and forthwith bring before us Benja 
min procter the fon of John Procter of Salem 
farmes and Mary Derich the wife of mic 1 Derich 



54 Salem Witchcraft. 

of Salem ffarmes hufbandman, and Sarah peafe the! 
wife of Robert peafe of Salem Weaver who all ftand 
charged of haueing Committed Sundry acts of 
Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Warren Abigail 
Williams and Eliz. Hubbert of Salem Village 
whereby great hurt is donne them Jn order to theire 
examination Relating the abouelaid premifes and 
hereof you are not to faile. Dated Salem May the 
23 d 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE, 
JONATHAN CORWIN, 

J order of y e Gou r & Councill 

I doe apoint m r John Putnam to bee my lawffull 
Deputy to ferue this warrant 

p r GEO HERRICK Marfhall of Efx. 

I haue fefed the body of Beniemin prokter and 
haue brought him to the place w in exprelfed. 
by me, JOHN PUTNAM marmell Debety, 

Complaint v. Martha Carrier. 

Salem May the 28 th 1692. Jofeph Houlton and 
John Wallcot both of Salem village yeoman made 
Complaint in behalfe of theire Majes ts againft 
Carrier of Andover the wife of Thomas Carrier of 
f d Towne hufbandman ffoldick of maulden or 
charleftown Reed of Marblehead the wife of 

Samull Reed of fd place Rice of Reding the 

wife of Nicholas Rice of fd Towne How the 
wife of James How of Topsfield Capt. John Alden 
of Bofhon mariner, William procter of Salem fFarmes. 



Salem Witchcraft. 55 

Capt. John fflood of Rumney mardi mariner, Mary 
Toothaker, the wife of Roger toothaker of Belrica 
and Toothaker the daufter of f d Roger 

Toothaker Abbott y t Hues between Jp s Tops- 
field & wenham ffor (undry acts of Witchcraft by 
them and every one of them Committed on the 
bodys of Mary Walcot, Abigail Williams Marcy 
Lewis Ann putnam and others belonging to Salem 
Village or farmes Lately to the hurt and Jnjury of 
theire bodys therefore Craues Juftice. 

Jofeph houlton 
John Walcott. 

Warrant v. Martha Carrier. 

To the Marfhall of EfTex or his dep r or to the Con- 
ftables of Andover 

You are in theire Majef ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and forthwith fecure, and bring be 
fore us martha Carrier the wife of Thomas Carrier 
of Andover on Tuelday next being the 3i st day of 
this Jnftant month of Maye about ten of the clock 
in the forenoon or as foon as may be afterwards at 
the houfe of L 1 Nathaniell Jngerfalls in Salern Vil 
lage who ftands charged with haueing Committed 
Sundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary 
Walcot and abigail Williams of Salem Village to 
theire great hurt and injury in order to her Exam- 
nation Relating to y e prcmifes abouelaid faile not. 

Dated Salem May 28 th 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE ) A/r/1 
I vs. \ r> r Aunts. 

J JONATHAN CORWIN ] 



56 Salem Witchcraft. 

J haue apprehended the w in named parfon and 
brought her to the place appointed. 

by me JOHN BALLARD. conft and ouer. 

Examination of Martha Carrier. 

The Examination of Martha Carrier 31 May, 
1692. 

Abigail Williams w hurts you ? 

Goody carrier of Andover. 

Eliz. Hubbard who hurts you ? 

Goody carrier 

Sufan Shelden who hurts you ? 

Goody carrier, fhe bites me pinches me, and tells 
me me would cut my throat if I did not figne her 
book. 

Mary Walcot faid (he afflicted her and brought 
the book to her. 

What do you lay to this you are charged with ? 

I have not done it. 

Sus : Sheldon cried me looks upon the black 
man. 

Ann Putman complained of a pin tuck in her, 

What black man is that ? 

J know none. 

Ann Putman teftifyed there was. 

Mary Warrin cryed out (he was prickt 

What black man did you fee ? 

J law no black man but your own prefence. 

Can you look upon thefe and not knock them 
down ? 

They will difTemble if I look upon them. 



Salem Witchcraft. 57 

You fee you look upon them and they fall down. 

Jt is falfe the Devil is a liar. 

J lookt upon none fince I came into the room 
but. 

Sufan Sheldon cryed out in a Trance J wonder 
what could you murder 1 3 perfons ? 

Mary Walcot teftifyed the fame that there lay 1 3 
Ghofts. All the afflicted fell into moft intolerable 
out cries and agonies. 

Eliz Hubbard and Ann Putman teftifyed the 
fame that fhe had killed 13. at Andover. 

Jt is a mamefull thing that you mould mind 
thefe folks that are out of their wits. 

Do not you fee them ? 

Jf J do ipeak you will not believe me? 

You do fee them laid the accufers. 

You lye, I am wronged. 

There is the black man wifpering in her ear faid 
many of the afflicted. 

Mercy Lewes in a violent fit, was well upon the 
examinants grafping her arm. 

The Tortures of the afflicted was fo great that 
there was no enduring of it, fo that fhe was ordered 
away and to be bound hand and foot with all ex 
pedition the afflicted in the meanwhile almoft 
killed to the great trouble of all fpectators Magif- 
trates and others. 

Note. As foon as fhe was well bound they all 
had ftrange and fodain eafe. Mary Walcot told 
the Magiftrates that this woman told her me had 
been a witch this 40 yeares. 
H a 



58 Salem Witchcraft. 

Indictment v. Martha Carter. 

Anno Regis et Reginee Willm et Maria nune 
Anglia &c. Quarto : 

EfTex fs. The Juro rs of our Sovereigne Lord and 
Lady the King and Queen p r fents That Martha 
Carier wife of Thomas Carier of Andover in y e 
county of ErTex hufbandman the 31 day of May 
in the forth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lord and Lady William and Mary by the Grace of 
God of England, Scottland ffrance and Ireland 
King and Queen, defenders of the faith &. c. And 
divers other Dayes and Times as well before as af 
ter, certaine deteftable Arts called Witchcraft and 
Soceries, Wickedly and ffellonioufly hath vfed 
Praftifed and Exercifed at and within the Towne- 
mip of Salem in the County of Eflex afores d in, 
and Upon and ag 1 one Elizabeth Hubbard of Salem 
in y e County of ErTex afores d by which faid Wicked 
Arts the faid Elizabeth hubbard the thirty firft day 
of May in the fforth year abouefd and Divers other 
Dayes, and times, as well before as after was and 
is Tortured Afflicted Pined Confumed Wafted and 
Tormented ag r the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord 
and Lady the King and Queen : and ag r the fforme 
of the Statute in that cafe made and Provided. 
Witneffes. 

Elizabeth Hubbard Jurat. Ann Putnam 

Mary Walcutt Jurat. Mary Warren Jurat. 



Salem Witchcraft. 59 

Summons to witnejjes v. Martha Carrier. 

W m & Mary by ye Grace of God of England 
Scotland ffrance & Ireland King and Queen 
defend rs of y e faith &c a 

L. S. To ye Conftable or Conftables of Ando- 
ver Greeting. 

Wee Comand you to Warn and give Notice vnto 
Allen Toothaker Ralph fFarnum Jun r John fFarnum 
ton of Ralph farnum fen r Benjamin Abbot and his 
wife Andrew ffofter Phebe Chandler daughter of 
W m Chandler : Sam 1 Holt Sen r Samuel Prefton 
Jun r that they and Euery of them be and perfonaly 
appear at ye Court of Oyer and Termina to be hed 
by adjournment on Tuefday next at Ten of ye 
clack in y e Morning there to teftifye y e truth to y e 
beft of their knowledge on certain Jndictment to 
be Exhibited againft Martha Carrier of Andover 
hereof fail not at your vtmoft perill and make re 
turn of your doings herein. 

Dated in Salem July 3o th 1692. 

STEPHEN SEWALL Cler. 

Jn obedence to this writ J haue timely warned 
the perfons hofe names are herein written and euery 
one of them this i day of Auguft 1692. 

By me JOHN BAILAY conftable of Andover. 

Benj a Abbott v. Martha Carter. 

The teftymony of Beniamin Abbutt aged about 
3 1 years Saith : laft march was twelfe months, then 



60 Salem Witchcraft. 

haueing fome land granted to me by the Townc 
of Andover near to goodman Carriers his land, 
and when this land came to be laid out good- 
wiffe Carrier was very Angery, and faid me would 
flick as Clofs to Benjamin Abbut as the bark Stooke 
to the Tree and that J fhould Repent of it afore 
feuen yeares Came to an End and that docter pref- 
cott could neuer cure me : Thefe words were heard 
by Allin Toothaker fhe alfo faid to Ralph farnam 
Jun r that fhe would hold my nofs fo Clofe to the 
grindflone as Ever it was held Since my name was 
Beniamin Abbut prefently after J was taken with 
a Swelling in my ffoot and then was taken with a 
payne in my fide Exkfedingly Tormented, wich 
bred to a fore, which was lancit by dofter prefcott 
and Seuerall gallons of Corruption did run out as 
was Judged and fo Continued about fix weeks very 
bad, and then one other fore did breed in my grine 
wich was lancit by do6t. prefcott alfo and Contin 
ued very bad awhile and then another fore breed in 
my grine which was alfo cutt and putt me to very 
great mifTery, So that it brough me almoft to 
Deaths doore, & Continued, untill goodwiffe Car 
rier was Taken and Carried a waye by the Confta- 
ble, and that very day J began to grow better, my 
foers grew well and J grew better Every day and 
fo haue been w e ll ever fince and have great caufe 
to think that the f d Carrier had a great hand in my 
ficknefs and mifery. 

beniamin Abbut. 
Jurat in Curia Aug f 3 d 1692. 

Atteft STEP. SEWALL Cler. 



ISalem Witchcraft. 61 

Sarah Abbott v. Martha Carrier. 

The depofition of Sarah Abbott aged about 32 
years teftifieth that fince my hufband had a parcell 
of land granted by y e Towne, lying near ye land of 
Thomas Carrier, (which as J have heard) his wife 
martha Carrier was greatly troubled att and gaue 
out threatning words that my hufband Benjamin 
Abbott has not been only afflicted in his body, as 
he teftifies, but alfoe that flrange and unuluall things 
has happened to his Cattle, for fome have died fud- 
denly and ftrangely, which we could not tell any 
naturall reafon for, and one Cowe Cleaned a fourth- 
night before me Calved but y e Cowe died after 
wards ftrangely though fhe calved well foe far as 
we could perceive, and fome of ye Cattle would 
come out of ye woods w th their tongues hanging 
out of their mouths in a ftrange and affrighting 
manner, and many fuch things, which we can give 
noe account of ye reafon of, unlefs it mould be y e 
effects, of martha Carrier threatings. 

her mark 

Jurat in Curia. Sarah *j~ Abbott 

Aug c 3 d 1692. atteft. STEPH. SEWALL Cler. 

John Roger v. Martha Carrier. 

The depofition of John Rogger of Billreca aged 
50 yeares or Thereabouts Saith, That about Seven 
yeares Since Martha Carrier being a Nigh Neigh 
bour vnto this dpon 1 and there hapening fome dif 
ference betwixt vs, She gave forth seueral threat- 



62 Salem Witchcraft. 

ning words as me often vfed to doe and in a fhort 
time after this deponent had two large lufty fowes 
w ch frequented home daily that were loft and this 
deponent found one of them dead nigh y e f d Car 
riers houfe w th both Eares cut of and y e other fow 
J Neuer heard of to this day, and y e fame fummer 
to y e beft of my rembrance J had a Cow w ch vfed 
to give a good Mess of milk twice a day and of a 
fudden She would giue little or none Every Morn 
ing though a Night (he gaue as formerly and this 
continued about ye fpace of a month in w ch time J 
had three meals milke on three Severall Mornings 
not Succeffively and no more though One Night 
three of vs Watched y e Cow all night yet J could 
have no milke in y e morning of her and about y e 
monthes End She gave milke as formerly me vfed 
by all w ch J did in my Confcience belieue then in 
y e day of it and have fo done euer iince and doe 
yet belieue that Martha Carrier was y e occafion of 
thofe Jll accidents by Meanes of Witchcraft fhe 
being a very Malicious woman and further faith 
not. 

John -f- Rogger 

marke of 

Phebe Chandler v. Martha Carrier. 

The depolition of Phebe Chandl r aged about 1 2 
years. Teftifieth that about a fourtnight before 
Martha Carrier, was fent for to Salem to be exam 
ined, upon y e Sabbath day when ye pfalm was fing- 
ing, f d Martha Carrier took me fd deponent by ye 



Salem Witchcraft. 63 

moulder and (haked me, in ye meeting houfe and 
afked me where I lived, but J made her no anfwer, 
(not doubting but that me knew we, hauing liued 
Tome time the next door to my futhers houfe, on 
one fide of y e way) and that day that f d Martha 
Carrier was ceafed, my mother fent me to Carry 
fome bear to y e folks y 1 were att work in ye lott, 
and when I came within y e fence, there was a voice 
in ye bufhes (which J thought was Martha Car 
riers uoice, which J know well) but faw noe body, 
and y e voice afked me what J did there and whe 
ther J was going : which greatly frighted me, foe 
that J run as faft as J could to thofe att work, and 
told them what J had heard, about an hour & half 
or two hours after, my mother fent me again upon 
y e fame occaiion, to y e workmen aboui d and Com- 
ming home, near y e place abouf d where I heard 
that voice before, J heard y e fame uoice, as J judg 
ed, ouer my head, faying J mould be poyfoned 
within two or three days, which accordingly hap 
pened, as J conceiue, for J went to my fifter Al 
iens farm ye fame day, and on friday following, 
about one half of my right hand was greatly fwo- 
len and exceeding painfull, and alibe part of my face, 
which J can give nn account how it came and Con 
tinued uery bad fome days, and feueral times fince 
J haue been troubled with a great weight upon my 
breaft, and upon my leggs, when J haue been go 
ing about, fo that J could hardly goe, which J haue 
told my mother ojf : And y c laft fabbath day was 
feauennight, J went to meeting very well in y e 



64 Salem Witchcraft. 

morning, and went to my place where J ufed to 
fitt (y e minifters not being come) and Richard Car 
rier fon of abouef d Martha looked uery earneftly 
upon me, and imediately my hand which had for 
merly been poyfoned as abouef d began to pain me 
greatly, and J had a ftrange burning att my ftom- 
ake and then was ftruck deaf that J could not hear 
any of ye prayer, nor tinging till ye two or three 
laft words of ye finging. 

her mark 

Jurat in Curia Phebe -j- Chandler. 

Bridget Chandler v. Martha Carrier. 

Bridget Chandler aged 40 years mother y e f d 
Phebe Teftifieth y 1 in ye day of it her daughter 
Complained as aboue is exprefTed. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Allen Toothaker v. Martha Carrier. 

The Depofition of Allin Toothaker aged about 
22 years Saith, J heard martha Carrier fay that 
Beniamin Abbutt would wim he had not medled 
with that land fo Near our houfe for She would 
flick as Cols to him as the barck to the tree afore 
feauen years Com a but, and that do6ter preicott 
mould Neuer Cure him, and about laft march 
Richard Carrier and my felfe had Som difference 
and faid Richard pulled me downe by the hair of 
my head to the ground for to beat me, J deflred 
him to lett me Rifle, when J was up J went to 
ftrike at him, but J fell down flatt upon my back 



Salem Witchcraft. 65 

to the ground and had not power to ftir hand Nor 
foote then J toold fayd Richard J would yeald to 
him and owne him the beft man and then J faw 
Martha Carrier goe of from my breft, butt when 
J was Rifen up J faw non of her, J was Wounded 
in the Warre, Martha Carrier tould me J mould 
never be Cured, afore me was Aprehended J could 
thruft in my Wound a knitting nedle four Jnches 
deep but, fmce She have been taken J am tho 
roughly healed, and haue had more Eafe then J 
haue had in halfe a year before Sometimes when 
Martha Carrier and J had fome difference me would 
Clap her hand at me and fay J mould get nothing 
by it, and fo with in a day or two J loft a three year 
old heffer : Next a yealin, and then a Couw, and 
then had fom little difference againe and loft a 
yearlin, And J know not of any naturall Caufes of 
ye death of the abouf d Creatures, but haue always 
feared it hath been ye effect of my Aunt Martha 
Carrier her malice : 

Jurat in Curia. Allen -f Toothaker 

his mark 

Samuel Prefton v. Martha Carrier. 

Samuel Prefton aged about 41 years Saith y l about 
2 yeares Since J had fome difference w th Martha 
Carrier w ch alfo had hapened Seuer 11 times before 
and foon after J loft a Cow in a Strange manner 
being Caft upon her back w th her heels vp in firm 
ground when me was very Lufty it being in June 
I a 



66 Salem Witchcraft. 

and within abo 1 month after this ye f d martha and 
J had fome difference again at which Time me told 
me J had loft a Cow lately and it mould not or 
mould not be long before J mould loofe another 
w ch accordingly came to pafs, for J had a Cow y* 
was well kept w th Englim Hay and J could not 
pceive y l me aild any thing and y f me pined and 
quickley lay downe as if me was afleep and dyed. 
Jurat in Curia. 

Francis Dane Sen r for Martha Carrier. 

R. vd S r Whereas there haue been divers reports rayf- 
ed, how and by what hands Jknownot, of theTowne 
of Andover, and the Jnhabitants, J thought it my 
bounden duty to giuean account to others, fo farr 
as J had the vnderftanding of any thing amongft 
us. Therefore do declare that, J beleeue the reports 
haue been Scandalous, and unjuft neither will bear 
y e light. As for that, of the Sine, and bifers J ne 
ver heard of it, till this laft Summer, and the Sab- 
both after J fpake publiqly concerning it fince 
which J beleeue it hath not been tryed, As for fuch 
things of Charmes, and ways to find their cattle, 
J never heard, nor doe J know any Neighbour that 
ever did fo, neither have J any grounds to beleeue 
it, I haue lived above Fortie foure yeares in the 
Towne, and haue been frequent among y e Jnhab 
itants, and in my healthfull, yeares oft at their ha 
bitations, and mould certainly heard if fo it had 
been. That there was a fuipicion of Good wife Car 
rier among fome of us before me was apprehended, 



Salem Witchcraft. 67 

J know. As for any other perfons, J had no fuf- 
picion of them, and had Charity been put on the 
Diuel would not haue had fuch an advantage againft 
us, and J beleeve many Jnnocent perfons haue been 
accufed, and Jmprifoned y e Conceit of Spectre Evi 
dence as an infallible mark did too far prevaile with 
us Hence we fo eafily parted with our neighbours 
of honeft and good report, arid members in full 
Comunion, hence we fo eafily parted with our 
Children, when we knew nothing in their Hues, 
nor any of our neighbours to fufpect them and thus 
things were hurried on, hence fuch flrange breaches 
in families, feverall that came before me, that fpoke 
with much fobriety, profeffing their innocency, 
though through the Devils Subtilty they were to 
much urged to confeiTe, and we thought we did doe 
well in fo doing, yet they flood their ground pro 
feffing they knew nothing, never fay ye deuil, never 
made a Covenant with him, and ye like, and fome 
children that we haue caufe to feare that dread has 
overcome them to accufe themfelves in that they 
knew not. Stephen Johnfon Mary Barker y e 
daughters of Lieftenant Barker, and fome others by 
what we had from them with fuitable affections we 
haue caufe to beeleeve they were in the truth, and 
fo held to it, if after many indeavours they had not 
been overcome to fay w c they never knew. This 
hath been a trouble to me, confedering how oft it, 
hath been fayd, you are a witch, you are guilty, 
and who afflicts this maid or the like, and more 
then this hath been fayd, charging perfons with 



68 Salem Witchcraft. 

witchcraft, and what flatteries haue paft from ; and 
threats and telling them they muft goe to prifon 
and this I feare haue caufed many to fall, our Sinne 
of Jgnorance wherein we thought we did well, 
will not excufe us when we know we did amille 
but whatever might be a ftumbling block to others 
muft be removed, elfe we mall procure divine dif- 
pleafure, and Euills will unavoidably breake in upon 
us. 

Yours S r who am though unworthie a friend to 
them y t are friends to Sion. 

Andever Jan 2. 92. 

FRANCIS DANE Ser. 

Concerning my Daughter Elizabeth Johnfon, J 
never had ground to fufped: her neither have J heard 
any other to accufe her, till for Spedre evidence me 
was brought forth, but this J muft fay, me was 
weake, and incapacious, fearfull, and in that ref- 
pect J feare me hath falfely accufed herfelf and 
others Not long before that me was lent for me 
fpake as to her owne particular, that me was fure 
me was no witch, and for her daughter Elizabeth, 
me is but fimplim at ye beft, and J feare the com 
mon fpeech that was frequently fpread among us, 
of theire liberty, if they would confeffe, and the like 
expreflion, ufed by fome, haue brought many into 
a fnare, the Lord direct and guide thofe that are in 
place, and giue us all fubmiffiue wills, and let the 
Lord doe with me, and mine, what feems good in 
his owne eyes. 



Salem Witchcraft. 69 



Warrant v. Elizabeth How. 

To ye Conftable of Topsfield 

You are in theyre Majeftyes Names hereby Re 
quired to Apprehend and bring before us Elizabeth 
How y c wife of James How of Topsfield Hufband- 
man, on Tuefday next being y c thirty firft day of 
May about Ten of y e Clock in y e forenoon at y e 
houfe of Lev 1 Nathan iell Ingerfolls of Sallem Village, 
Whoe Stand Charged w th Sundry A&s of Witch 
craft done or Committed on y e bodyes of Mary 
Walcott, Abigail Williams and others of Salem Vil 
lage, to theyr great hurt, in order to hir examina 
tion, Relateing to y e abouef d premifes, and hereof 
you are nott to fayle. 

Dat d Salem May 28 th 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE ) A/r/1 
I vs. J T r^ r Affifts. 

J JONATHAN CORWIN J 

In obedence to this warrant J have apprehended 
Elizabeth How the wife of Jems how on the 29 th 
of May 1 692, and haue brought har unto the houfe 
of leftenant nathaniell englofons according too to 
warant as atefted by me. 

EPHRAIM WILDES conftabell 

for the town of Topsfield. 
Dated may 31" 1692. 

Examination of Elizabeth How. 
The examination of Eliz. How. 31. May 1692. 



70 Salem Witchcraft. 

Mercy Lewis and Mary Walcot fell in a fit quickly 
after the examinant came in. 

Mary Walcot faid that this woman the exami 
nant had pinch d her and choakt this month. Ann 
Putman faid me had hurt her three times. What 
lay you to this charge ? Here are them that charge 
you with witchcraft. 

If it was the laft moment I was to live, God 
knows J am innocent of any thing in this nature. 

Did not you take notice that now when you 
lookt upon Mercy Lewis (he was ftruck down ? 

J cannot help it, 

You are charged here, what doe you fay ? 

J am innocent of any thing of this nature. 

Js this the firft time that ever you were accufed ? 

YesS r 

Do not you know that one at Ipfwich hath ac 
cufed you ? 

This is the firft time that ever J heard of it. 

You fay that you never heard of thefe folks be 
fore. 

Mercy Lewis at length fpake and charged this 
woman with hurting and pinching her. And then 
Abigail Williams cryed (he had hurt me a great 
many times, a great while and me hath brought 
me the book, Ann Putman had a pin ftuck in her 
hand. 

What do you fay to this ? 

J cannot help it. 

What confent have you given ? 

Mary Warren cryed out me was prickt 



Salem Witchcraft. 71 

Abig Williams cryed ou.t that me was pincht, 
and great prints were feen in her arm. 

Have not you feen fome apparition ? 

No, never in all my lite. 

Thole that haue confeffed, they tell us they ufed 
images and pins, now tell us what you haue ufed. 

You would not haue me confefs that which J 
know not. 

She lookt upon Mary Warren, and faid Warren 
violently fell down. Look vpon this maid viz : 
Mary Walcot, her back being towards the Exami- 
nant, Mary Warren and Ann Putman faid they faw 
this woman upon her, Sufan Sheldon faith this was 
the woman that carryed her yefterday to the Pond, 
Sus. Sheldon carried to the examinant in a fit and 
was well upon grafping her arm. 

You faid you never heard before of thefe people. 

Not before the warrant was ferved upon me laft 
Sabbath day, John Jndian cryed out O me bites, 
and fell into a grevious fit ; and fo carried to her in 
his fit and was well upon her grafping him, 

What do you fay to thefe things, they can not 
come to you? 

S r I am not able to give account of it. 

Cannot you tell what keeps them ofF from your 
body ? 

J cannot tell, J know not what it is ? 

That is ftrange that you mould do thefe things 
and not be able to tell how. 

This a true account of the examination of 
Eliz : How taken from my characters written at the 
time thereof. Witnefs my hand 

Sam. Parris. 



72 Salem Witchcraft. 

WitneJJes v. Elizabeth How. 

WitnefTes againft goody How. 
Samuel Pearly & his wife. Deborah Pearly 
Timothy Pearly Sarah Andrews 

deacon Cumnins his wife Thomas Heafons wife 
Sofeph Andrews & his wife of boxford 

Boxford J nn fherring of Ipf- 

Jofeph SafFord Jpfwich wich 

Abram Howe wife 

IndiElment v. Elizabeth How. 

Anno Regis et Reginee Willm et Mariee nune 
Anglice &c Quarto. 

EfTex fs. The Juror 5 for our Sovereigne Lord 
and Lady the King and Queen P r fents That Eliza 
beth How wife of James How of Ipfwich the thir 
ty firft day of May in the forth year of the Reigne 
of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady, William & Mary 
by the Grace of God of England Scottland flrance, 
and Jreland King and Queen defenders of the 
ffaith &c. and Divers other dayes and times as well 
before as after CertaineDeteftable Arts called witch 
craft, and forceries wickedly and ffellonioufly hath 
vfed Practifed and Exercifed at and within the 
Townemip of Salem in the county of EfTex afore- 
faid in upon and againft one Mary Wolcott of Sa 
lem Villiage finglewoman by which faid wicked 
arts the faid Mary Walcott the 3i st day of May in 
the forth year as aboueiaid and Divers other Dayes 
and times as well before as after was and is Tor- 



Salem Witchcraft. 73 

tured Afflicted Pined Confumed wafted and Tor 
mented and alfo for fundrey other Acts of witchcraft 
by faid Elizabeth How Committed and Done be 
fore and fince that time, agt the Peace of our So- 
vereigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen, and 
againft the forme of the Statute in that cafe made 
and Provided. 

Mary Wolcott Jurat, Jofeph Andrews & wife 
Ann Putman Jurat, Sarah Jurat 

Abigail Williams Jno. Sherrin Jurat. 

Sam 11 Pearly & wife Jos. Safford Jurat 

Ruth. Jurat ffrancis Lane Jurat. 

Abraham ffofter wife Jurat Jfack Cumins Jun r Jurat. 

Timothy Perky & Deborah Per ley v. Elizabeth How. 

the firft of iune 1692. the deposition of timothi 
Perley and Deborah Perley his wife, timoth Perley 
aged about 39 and his wife about 33 there being 
fom diferance betwene goode how that is now 
feiled namely Elizabeth How wife of James How 
Jun r and timothi Perli abouefaid about fom bords 
the night folowing thereof our cous lay out and 
finding of them the next morning we went to milk 
them and one of them did not give but two or 
thre fpoone fuls of milk and one of the other cous 
did not give above halfe a Pinte and the other gave 
aboute a quart and thefe cous ufed to give three or 
four quarts at a meale two of thes cous continued 
to giue litle or nothig four or five meals and yet 
thai went in a good inglefh pafture and within four 
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74 Salem Witchcraft. 

dais the cous gave ther full Proportion of milk that 
thai ufed to give. 

furder deborah Perley teftifieth and as confern- 
ing hanah Perley Samuel Perleys daughter that was 
fo fore afflicted her mother and fhe coming to our 
houfe hanah Perley being fuddinli feared and f d 
the r s that woman me goes into the oven and out 
againe and then fell into a dredful fit and when J 
have afked her when fhe faid that woman what 
woman fhe ment me tould me ieams howfwife 
fometime hanah Perley went along with me to 
ieams hows an fone fell into a fitt goode how was 
ueri loving to her and when the garl and J came 
away i afked whi fhe talked fo of goode How being 
fhe was fo louing to her fhe tould me that if i were 
aflicted as fhe was that i would talk as bad of her 
as fhe did at another time i faw goode how and 
hanah Perley together and thai were veri louing 
together and after goode How was gone i afked her 
whi fhe was fo louing to goode how when thai 
were together fhe tould me that fhe was afraide to 
doe other wife for then goode how would kil her. 

deborah Perley. 

Timothy Pearly And Deborah his wife declared 
to y e Jury of inqueft to all of y e above written evi 
dence, on this fide of this paper, that it is y e truth 
upon oath : June 3o th 

Sam 1 Perky & ux v. Elizabeth How. 

the firfl of iune 1692. the depofition of Samuel 
Perley and his wife aged about 52 an his wife about 



Salem Witchcraft. 75 

46 years of age we hauing a dafter about ten years 
of age being in aforowful condition this being fone 
after a faling out thai had bene betwen ieams how 
and his wife and and mifelf our daughter told us 
that it was ieams hows wife that afflicted her both 
night and day fomtimes complaining of being 
Pricked with Pins and fometimes faling doun into 
dredfull fits and often fai i could never aflict a dog 
as goode how ailifts me mi wife and i did often 
chide her for naming goode how being loth her 
name mold be defamed but our daughter would 
tell us that though we would not beleue her now 
yet you wil know it one day we went to feveral 
dockers and thai tould us that me was under an 
evil hand our daughter tould us that when me came 
nere the fire or water this witch Puls me in and 
was often foreli burnt and me would tel us what 
cloaths me wore and would fai there me goes and 
there me goes & now me is gone into the ouen and at 
thefe fights faling down into dredful fits andthusour 
daughter continuing about two or three years con- 
ftantli afirming to the laft that this goode how that 
is now feifed was the caufe of her forows and fo 
Pined a wai to Skin and bone and ended her forow- 
ful life, and this we can ateft vpon oath nith Per- 
leys mark 

Sam 11 Pearly and his wife declared y e above 
written to be y e truth upon oath, after this the 
abouefaid goode how had a mind to wyn to ipf- 
wich church thai being unfatisfied fent to us to 
bring in what we had againft her and when we had 
declared to them what we knew thai fee caufe to 



Salem Witchcraft. 

Put a Stop to her coming into the Church within 
a few days after J had a cow wel in the morning as 
far as we knew this cow was taken ftrangli runing 
about like a mad thing a litle while and then run 
into a great Pon -and drouned herfelf and as fone 
as me was dead mi fons and mifelf towed her to the 
fhore and fhe flunk fo that we had much a doe to 
flea her. As for the time of our daughters being 
taken ill it was in the yere of our lord 1682. 

Sam 11 Pearly Declared to ye Jury of inqueft that 
all ye above written isy e truth upon oath, June 3O th 
92. 

Samuel Phillips Jor Elizabeth Ho<W. 

The teftimony of Samuel Phillips aged about 67, 
minifter of the word of God in Rowly, who fayth, 
that mr payfon (minifter of gods word alfoe in 
Rowley) and myielf went, being defired to Samuel 
pearly of ipfwich to fe theire young daughter who 
was vifeted with ftrang fitts and in her fitts (as her 
father and mother affirmed) did mention good wife 
How the wife of James How Junior of Ipfwich, 
as if fhe was in the houfe and did afflict her: when 
we were in the houfe the child had one of her fitts 
but made noe mention of goodwife how : and when 
the fitt was over and fhe came to herfelf, goodwife 
how, went to the child and took her by the hand 
and afkt her whether fhe had ever done her any 
hurt And fhe anfwered noe never and if J did 
complain of you in my fitts J knew not, that J did 
foe : J further can affirm vpon oath that young 



Salem Witchcraft. 77 

Samuel Pearly, Brother to the afflicted girle look 
ing out of a chamber window (I and the afflicted 
child being without dores together) and fayd to his 
lifter fay goodwife How is a witch, fay fhe is a 
witch, and the child fpake not a word that way, 
but I lookt up to the window where the youth 
flood and rebuked him for his boldnefs to ftir up 
his fifler to accufe the faid goodw : How when as 
me had cleared her from doing any hurt to his 
fitter in both our hearing, and J added no wonder 
that the child in her fitts did mention Goodwife 
How, when her neareft relations were foe frequent 
in expreffing theire fufpitions in the childs hearing 
when me was out of her fitts that the fayd Good- 
wife How, was an Inftrument of mifchief to the 
child. 

Rowley 3 June 1692, Samuel Phillips. 

I Edward Paifon of ye Towne abovef d tho pre- 
ient at y e place and time aforei d yet cannot evidence 
in all the particulars mentioned : Thus much is yet 
in my remembrance, viz c being in ye abovef d Pear- 
leys houfe fome confiderable time before ye f d 
Goodw How came in : their Afflicted Daughter 
upon fomething that her mother fpake to her with 
tartnefs, prefently fell into one of her ufual ftrange 
fitts, during which me made no mention (as I ob- 
ferved) of ye above f d How her name, or any thing 
relating to her, fometime after, the f d How came in, 
when i d Girl had recovered her capacity, her fitt 
being over f d How took f d Girl by ye hand, afked 
her whether me had ever done her any hurt ? y e 



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child anfwered no never : with feveral expreffions 
to y* purpofe which I am not able particularly to 
recount, &c, 

Rowley, June 3 1692. Edward Paifon. 

Deborah Hadley v. Elizabeth How, 

The Depofition of Debory Hadley aged about 
70 yeares : this Deponant teftifieth and f th that J 
have lived near to Elizabeth How (ye wife of James 
How Junior of Ipfwich) 24 year and have found 
her a Neighbourly woman Confciencious in her 
dealing, fatthfull to her pmifes and Chriftianlike in 
her Converiation fo far as I have obferved and fur 
ther faith n 1 

June 24. 1692. Deborah Hadley. 

Daniel Warner John Warner G? Sarah Warner for 
Elizabeth How. 

from Jpfwich Ju- y e 25 : 1692. this may fer- 
tify horn it may conferne we being defired to wright 
fome thing in y e behalfe of y e wife of Jeams how 
Junior of Ipfwich hoe is aprehended upon fufTpition 
of being gilty of ye Sin witchcraft and now in Sa 
lem priflbn upon ye fame acount for ouer oun partes 
we haue bin well aquainted w c hur for aboue twen 
ty yeers we never fee but y 1 fhe cared it very wel 
and y l both hur wordes and adtions wer always fuch 
as well become a good criflian : we ofte fpake to 
hur of fome things y c wer reported of hur y 1 gave 
fome fufTpition of y 1 fhe is now charged w 1 and fhe 



Salem Witchcraft. 79 

always profeffing hur Inofency y r in ofFen defiring 
our prayers to god for hur y f god would keep hur 
in his fear and y 1 god would fupport her under hur 
burdin we have offen herd hur Speaking of thos 
perfons y f raifd thos reports of hur and we never 
heerd hur Speake badly of y for ye fame, but in 
ouer hering hath offen faid y t me defired god that 
he would iantify y c affliction as well as others for 
hur fpiritual good. 

Daniel Warner fen r John Warner fen r 

Simon Chapman & Mary Chapman for Elizabeth 

How. 

Ipfwich June the 25 th , 1652. The teftimony 
of Simon Chapman agid About 48 years teftifieth 
andfayth that he hath ben Aquainted with the wiuef 
of James how iunr as a naybar for this 9 or 10 yers 
and he never faw any harm by hur but that That 
hath bin good for J found hur Jouft Jn hur delling 
faythfooll too hur promicilis I haue had ocation to 
be in the compiny of good wief howe by the fort 
night togathar at Thayar hous : and at othar times 
and I found at all Tims by hur difcors fhee was a 
woman of afliktion and mourning for fin in hur 
felves And othars and when me met with eny 
Afliktion me femid to ioftifi god. and fay that Itt 
was all better than me derTufid that it war. By falls 
aqufations from men and me yuft To bles god that 
me got good by afliktions for it med hur exfamin 
hur oun hart. I neuar herd hur refil any perfon 
that hath akufid hur with wichcraft but pittied 



8o Salem Witchcraft. 

them and fayid i pray god for giue them for thay 
harm them felves more then me Thof i am a gret 
finar yit i am cler of that fayid me and Inch Kind 
of afliktions doth but fet me a exfamining my oun 
hard and J find God wondarfolly feportining me 
and comfarting me by his word and promilis me 
femid to be a woman thron in that gret work of 
conuiktion and conuertion which J pray god mak 
us all. 

Simon Chapman 

my wiuef Mary Chapman cane Teftifi to the 
moft of this abou retan as witnes my hand 

Mary Chapman. 

Ifaac Cummins Sr v. Elizabeth How, 

Jvn 27. 1692. The difpofition of Ifaac commins 
fyne r aged about fixty years or thare abouts who 
teftyfyeth and faith that about aight yers agon 
James how ivn r of ipfwech came to my hous to 
borow a hors J not being at home my fon ifaac, 
told him as my fon told me whan i cam home i 
hade no hors to ride on hot my fon ifaac did tell the 
faid how that his father hade no hors to ride on 
but he hade a mare the which he thovght his fa 
ther wovld not be wiling to lend this being vpon a 
thvrfday the next day being fryday J took the mare 
and my felf and my wif did ride on this maer abvte 
half a mile to an naighbours hovs and home again 
and when we came home J tvrned the maer out 
the maer being as well to my thinking as ever me 



Salem Witchcraft. 81 

was next morning it being faterday abovt fun rifing 
this faid maer flood neer my doore and the faid 
maer as i did aperehend did (how as if fhe had bin 
much abvfed by riding and here flefh as J thovg 
mvch wafted and her movth mvch femenly to my 
aperehantion mvch abvfed and hvrt with y e bridel 
bits J feing ye maer in fvch a fad condition J toke 
vp the faid maer and pot her into my barn and me 
wold eate no maner of thing as for provender or ary 
thing w c i gave her then J fent for my brother tho- 
mas andros which was living in boxford the faid 
Anderos came to my hovs, J not being at home 
when J came home a letil afore night my brother an- 
deros told me he head giving the faid mear fonthing 
for the bots bvt as he coold pvrfeve it did do her no 
good bvt faid he J cannot tell but fhe may have the 
baly ach and faid he i wil try one thing more my 
brother anderos faid he wold take a pipe of tobaco 
and lite it and pot itt in to the fvndement of the 
mare J told him that I thought it was not lawfvll 
he faid it was lawfvll for man or beaft then I toke 
a clen pipe and filled it with tobaco and did lite it 
and went with the pipe lite to the barn then the 
faid anderos vfed the pipe as he faid before he wold 
and the pipe of tobaco did blaze and bvrn blew then 
I faid to my brother anderos you mall try no more 
it is not lawfvl he faid I will try again once mor 
which he did and then thar arofe a blaze from the 
pipe of tobaco which feemed to me to cover the 
bvtocks of the faid mear the blaz went vp ward to 
wards the roof of the barn and in the roof of the 
J> 



82 Salem Witchcraft, 

barn thar was a grate crackling as if the barn wovld 
have falen or bin bvrnt which femed fo to vs which 
ware within and Torn that ware with ovt and we 
hade no other fier in the barn bvt only a candil and 
a pipe of tobaco and then J laid I thought my barn 
or my mear muft goe the next day being Lords day 
J fpoke to my brother anderos at noone to come to 
fee the faid mear and faid anderos came and what 
h did J fay not the fame Lords day at night my 
naighbour John Hvnkins came to my hovs and he 
and J went into my barn to fee this mear faid hvn- 
kins faid and if I ware as you i wolvd cut of a pece 
of this mear and burn it J faid no not to day bvt if 
me lived til to morrow morning he might cut of a 
pece off of her and bvrn if he wovld prefentely as 
we hade fpoken thefe words we ftept ovt of the 
barn and emedeiatly this faid mear fell down dade 
and never ftvred as we coold pvrfeve after me fell 
down but lay dead. 

Jfa c Comings fen r declared to ye Jury of Inqueft 
that ye above written evidence is ye truth upon 
oath June 30 th 1692. 

Jofepb Knowlton for Elizabeth C. How. 

from Ipfwich June 27, 1692. Jofeph knoulton 
being acquainte with the wife of James How Jun r 
as a neighbour and fomtims hording in the houfe, 
and at my firft coming to live in thofe parts which 
was about ten years ago J hard a bad Report of 
her about Samuell perleys garle which caufed me 
to take fpemall noates of her life and conversation 



Salem Witchcraft. 83 

ever fence and I have afked her if (he could freely 
forgive them that Railed fuch Reports of her (he 
tould me yes with all her heart defiering that God 
would give her a heart to be more humble vnder 
fuch a prouidences and further (he fayd (he was 
willing to doe any good me could to them as had 
don vnneighbourly by her alfo this I have taken 
notes of that (he would deny herfelf to doe a neigh 
bour a good turn and alfo J have known her to be 
faithfull in he word and honeft in her dealeings as 
fare as ever I faw 

Jofeph knoulton aged forty tu 
mary knowlton aged thury tu 

James Howferffor Elizabeth How. 

information for Elizebeth How the wife of lames 
How Iun r Jams How Sen r aged about 94 fayth 
that he liuing by her for about thirty years hath 
taken notes that (he hath caried it well becoming 
her place as a daughter as a wife in all Relation fet 
ing a fide humain infurmitys as becometh a Chrif- 
tion with Refped: to myfelf as a father very duty- 
fully and a wifife to my fon uery Carefull loveing 
obediant and kind confidering his want of eye fight 
tenderly leading him about by the hand now de 
fiering god may guide your honours to fe a differans 
between predigous and Confentes. I Reft yours to 
Sarve James How fen r of Ipfwich. 

Dated this 28 day of June 1692. 



84 Salem Witchcraft. 

IJaac Cummins jr v. Elizabeth How. 

June 28 th 1692. The teftiniony of Jfack Com-* 
ings Juner aged about 27 years Teftifieth and faith 
y r James Hough Juner came to my fathers houfe 
when he was not at home he afked me if my father 
had ever a hors and J told him no he afked me if 
he had Ever a maer and I told him yem he afked 
me if J Thought my father would lend him his 
maer and J told him J did not Think he would 
vpon w ch in a fhort Tyme after my father and mo 
ther Ridd their maer to Their Neighbours houfe 
y e fame maer w ch fd hough would have Borowed 
w ch femingly was well when my fath r and moth r 
came home J feeing ye fame f d maer y e nex morn 
ing could Judge noe other butt y 1 (he had bin Rid 
ye other part of y l night or oth r ways horibly abu- 
fed vpon w ch my fath r feeing w 1 a condition his 
maer was in fent for his Broth 1 Thomas Andros 
w ch when he came he gin her feuerall Things w ch 
he Thought to be good for her butt did her not 
any good upon w ch he faid he would try one thing 
moer w ch was a pipe and fome Tobaco w ch he ap- 
plid to her Thinking itt might doe her good againft 
ye Belly ake Thinking y 1 might be her difceale w ch 
when they vied y e pipe w th Tobaco in itt abought 
y e fd maer y c pipe being Litt itt Blazed fo much 
y itt was as much as two perfons could putt itt 
ought w th both of Their hands, vpon w ch my father 
faid we will Trye no more brother my vncle f d he 
would trye once more y e w ch he did ye pipe be- 



Salem Witchcraft. 85 

ing Litt ye fyed Blazed out of ye fame f d pipe more 
vehemently than before vpon w ch my father an- 
fwered he had Rather Loofe his maer yn his barn 
ye uery next night folio ing ye fd maer folloing 
my father in his barn from one fide to ye other fide 
fell down imediately Dead againft ye fell of ye Barn 
before my fath r had well cleered him felfe from her 
furth r faith not. 

Mary Cummings v. Elizabeth How. 

Jvn 27, 1692. The difpofition of mary com- 
mings y e wif of ifaac commins len r aged aboot fixty 
yers or thare abovts tefeifieth and faith my hufband 
not being at home J was tent to by fom parfons of 
ipfweg fent to me for to have me to write what J 
cold fay of James how ivn r his wife elefebeth con- 
fcarning her life or converfation and that J woold 
fay what I cold fay for or againft her when the faid 
hows wife fovght to aioyn with ythe church at 
ipfweg and I fpoke to my Ton Jfaac to write that 
we hade vfed no brimfton nor oyl nor no combvf- 
tables to give to our mear becavs thare was a report 
that the faid hows wife hade faid that we hade 
given the mear brim brimfton and oyl and the like 
and a ftort time after J hade written my teftemony 
confarning this hows wife my fon Ifaac his maer 
was miffing that he coold not find her in to or thre 
days and in a fhort time after my fon iiaacs maer 
came in fight not fare from the hovs and my fon 
ifaac praid me to go ovt and look on his maer when 
J came to her he afked me what J thovght on her 



86 Salem Witchcraft. 

and J faid if he wold have my thoughts i covld not 
compair it nothing elce but that (he was riden with 
a hot bridil for (he hade divirfes broles as if (he had 
bin runing over rocks an mvch wronged and where 
the bridil went was as if it had been burnt with a 
hot bridil then J bide Jfaac take y e mare and have 
her vp amongft the naghbors that peopl might 
fee her for I hered that James how wn r or his wife 
or both hade faid that we kept vp ovr maer that 
popel might not fee her and ifaac did (how his 
maer to faveril and then the faid how as i hered did 
report that ifac had riden to Sin fpring and caryed 
his gairl and fo fvrfited the maer the which was not 
fo. 

Mary Comins owned this har teftimony to be 
truth before the Juryes for Inqueft this 29 of June 
1692 Jurat in Curia. 

Jvn 27, 1692. J mary comins ageed abovt (ixty 
yers or thar abovts the wife of ifaac comins fyne r J 
being at my neighbour Samul parlys hovs samvel 
parlys davgter hannah being in a (Iraing condition 
afked me if J did not fee godee how in the hovs 
going round vpon the wall as the gvrl directed her 
finger along rovnd in won place and another of the 
hovs J teled her no J loked as dilegently as i cold 
and i covld fee nothing of her the gorls mother 
then did chek her and told her (he was alwas fvll 
of fvch kind of notions and bid her hold her tovng 
then, (he told her mother me wovld belive it one 
day and fomthing mor which (hold have bin man- 
tionedas the garl poyntedto (howmewhare goode 



Salem Witchcraft. 87 

how was me afked me if J did not fe her go ovt 
at that crak which me poynted at Mary Comins 
owned this har teftimony one her oath to be the 
truth before the Juriars of Inqueft this 29 of June 
92. Jurat in Curia 

Jvn 27-1692. The difpofi-tion of Mary com- 
mins aged abovt fixty yers or there aboots ho tefte- 
fieth and faieth that above too yeres agon J went to 
vifet my naighbovr fherins wife and me told me 
that James how ivn r had bin thare to give her a 
vifet and he did fharply talk to her afking her what 
hopes me hade of her falveation her anfwer was to 
him that me did bild her hopes vpon that fver rock 
Jelvs chrift this the faid ferins wife did tell me and 
me told me alfo that me had never talked of the 
faid how or his wife bot me was the wors for it af 
terwards, and me faid alfo when me lay fick of the 
fame fiknefs whareof me dyed that the faid how 
would come fom times into the roome to fee her 
but me covld not tell how to bare to fe him nor 
that he fhovld be in the hovs. 

Mary Comins ownid that this har teftimony on 
har oath before the Juryars for Jnques, this 29 of 
June. 1692. Jurat in Curia 

Francis Lane i). Elizabeth How. 

Francis Lane g-ged 27 yeares teftifyeth and faith 
that about feauen yeares agoe James How the huf- 
band of Elizabeth How of Ipfwich farmes hired 
f d Lane to get him a parcell of pofts and railes and 
f d Lane hired John Pearly the fon of Samuell Pear- 



88 Salem Witchcraft. 

ly of Ipfwich to help him in getting of them And 
after they had got faid Ports and railes, the faid 
Lane went to the faid James How that he might 
goe with him and take delivery of faid Pofts and 
railes, and Elizabeth How the wife of f d James 
how told faid Lane that fhe did not beleiue that fd 
Pofts and railes would doe becaufe that f d John 
Pearly helped him and (he faid that if he had got 
them alone and had not got John Pearly to help 
him (he beleived beleived that they would have 
done but feing that faid Pearly had helped about 
them me beleived that they would not doe, fo f d 
James How went with faid Lane for to take deliu- 
ery of f d Pofts and railes and the f d James How 
toke feverall of the faid railes as they lay in heaps 
up by the end and they broke of, fo many of them 
broke that faid Lane was forced to get thirty or 
forty more and when faid How came home he told 
his wife thereof and me faid to him that fhe had 
told him before that they would not doe becaufe 
faid Pearly helped about them which railes faid 
Lane teftifyeth that in his Aprehention were good 
found railes. 

ffrancis Lane declared to ye Jury of inques to ye 
truth of y e above written evidence upon oath June 
39 th 1692. Jurut in Curia. 

John How v. Elizabeth How. 

The Teftimony of John How aged about 50 
yers faith that one that day that my brother James 
his wife was Caried to Salem farmes upon exami- 



Salem Witchcraft. 89 

nation (he was at my houfe an d would a have had 
me to go with her to Salem farmes J tould hur : 
that if me had ben fent for vpon allmoft any aCount 
but witchcraft J would a have gone with hur bvt 
one that aCount I would not for ten pounds, but 
faid I If you are a witch tell me how long you have 
ben a witch and what mifcheve you have done and 
then J will go with you for faid I to hur you have 
ben acufied by Samuell pearleys Child and fufpact- 
ed by Daken Cumins for witchcraft : (he femed to 
be aingry with me, jftell afked me to come on the 
morow I told hur I did not know but I might com 
to morow but my ocafhons caled me to go to Ipf- 
wich one the morow and came whome a bout fun 
faet and {landing nere my door talking with one of 
my Naibours, I had a fow with fix fmall pigs in the 
yard the fow was as well fo fare as I know as ever 
one a fuding (he leaped up about three or fouer 
foot hie and turned about and gave one fqueake and 
fe}l 4owne daed I told my naibour that was with 
me I thought my fow was bewitched for faied I 
think (he is daed he lafed at me but It proued true 
for (he fell downe daed he bed me cut of hur eare 
the which I did and my hand I had my knif in was 
fo numb and full of paine that night arid fauerall 
days after that I could not doe any work and is not 
wholy wall now and I fofpedted no other perfon by 
my f* fifter Elizabeth How. 

Cap 1 Jn How declared ye above written evi 
dence to be ye truth before ye Jury of inqueft. 
June 3O th 1692. upon his oath in court, 
M" 



90 Salem Witchcraft, 

Jacob Fojler v. Elizabeth How, 

The depofion of Jacob fofter aged about 29 
yeares this deponant faith that fome years agoe 
good wife How the wife of James how was a bout 
to Joyne with the church of Ipfwich My father 
was an inftrumentall means of her being denyed 
admifion quickly after my mare was turned out to 
grafs on the tufday arid on thurfday J went to feek 
my mare to go to lecture I fought my mare and 
could not find her I fought all friday and found her 
not on Saturday I fought till noon and I found my 
mare (landing leaning with her butocks againft a 
tree I hit her with afmall whipfhegave a heave from 
a tree and fell back to the tree again then I took 
of her fetters and ftruck her again (he did the fame 
again then J fet my moulder to her fide and thruffc 
her of from the tree and moued her feet then (he 
went home and leapt into the paufture and my mare 
lookt as if me had been miferably beaten and abu- 
fed Jacob ffofter declared ye evidence to be ye 
truth before ye Jury of inqueft, on oath June 30. 
92. 

Jofepb Sajford V. Elizabeth How. 

The depofiftion of Jofeph Safford aged about 60, 
he teftefyeth and faith that my wife was much 
afraid of Elizabeth how the wife of James how 
upon the Reports that were of her about Samuell 
perlleys child but upon a tim after thes Reportes 
James how and his wife coming to my houfe ne- 



Salem Witchcraft. 91 

ther myfelfe nor my wife were at home and good- 
wife how afked my children wher ther mother was 
and thay faid at the next nayboaers hovs fhe difired 
them to Coll ther mother which they did, when 
my wife cam whom my wife told me that fhe was 
much ftartled to fe goode how but me took her by 
the hand and faid goode Safford, J beliue that you 
are not ignorant of the grete fcandall that I Ly un 
der upon the euill Report that is Raifed upon me 
about Samuell perlleys child and other things Jofeph 
Safford faith that after this his wife was taken be 
yond Rafon and all parfwafion to tekthe part of this 
woman after this the wife of this Jams how pro 
pounded herfelfe to com into the church of Ipf- 
wich wherupon fum objection aRofe by fum un- 
fatisfied brethren wherupon ther was a meeting 
apinted by our elders of the church to confidar of 
things brought in againft her my wife was more 
then ordenery ernift to goe to Leclur the church 
meeting being on that day notwithftanding the ma 
ny arguments I ufed to perfwed her to the Contrery 
yet I obtained a promis of her that fhe would not 
goe to the church meeting but meeting with fom 
of the naybourhood they perfwaded her to go with 
them to the church meeting at eldar pains and told 
her that fhe nee d fay nothing ther, but goodwife 
how then being Rether Rendred guilty than cleer- 
ed my wife took her by the hand after meeting and 
told her though me wer condemned before men 
fhe was Juftefyed befor god, the next Sabath after 
this my fon that caried my wife to Leftur was ta- 



92 Salem IV itch craft. 

ken aftar a ftrang manar the Saturday aftar that 
my wife was taken after a Raving frenzy manar 
expref-ing in a Raging manar that goode how muft 
Com into the church and that mee was a precious 
faint and though mee wer condemned befor men 
fhee was Juftefyed befor god and continued in this 
fram for the fpace of thre or four hours after that 
my wife fell into a kind of a tranc for the fpac of 
two or thre minits mee then coming to herfelfe 
opened her eye and faid ha J was miftaken no an- 
fwer was med by the ftandars by, and again fhee 
faid ha J was miftaken majar appletons wife ftand- 
ing by faid wherein art miftaken J was miftaken 
faid me for I thought goode how had bene a pre 
cious faint of god but now I fee me is a witch for 
fhee hath bewitched mee and my child and we 
mall neuer be well till ther is teftemoney for her 
that fhe may be taken into the church, after this ther 
was a meeting of the eldars at my hous and thay 
defired that goode how might be at the meeting 
infign wallis went with myfelfe to inuite goode how 
to this meeting fhe coming in difcours at that 
time fhee faid two or thre times fhee was lory to 
fe my wife at the church meeting at eldar pains 
aftar this fhee faid fhe was aflid:ed by the aparifh* 
tion of goode how a few dayes after fhe was taken 
fhee faid the caus of her changing her opinion con- 
farning goode how was becaus fhee apeared to her 
throug a creuie of the clambouerds which fhe knew 
no good perfon could do and at thre feuerall tims 
after was aflidted by the aperifhtion of goode how 



Salem Witchcraft. 93 

and goode olleuer and furdir this deponit faith that 
Rifmg erlly in the moring and kindling a fir in the 
other Room in wife fhricked out I prefently Ran 
into the room wher my wife was and as foon as 
euer I opened the dore my faid ther be the evill one 
take them wherupon I Replyed whar are they I 
will take them if I can fhee faid you will not tak 
them and then fprang out of the bed herfelfe and 
went to the window and faid thar they went out 
thay wer both biger than me and thay went out 
ther but me could not then J Replyed who be thay 
me faid goode how and goode olleuer goode olleuer 
faid J you never faw the woman in your Life no 
faid me I never faw her in my Life but fo me is 
Reprefented to me goode ollever of Sallam that hurt 
william ftace of Sallam the millar. 

Jofeph Safford declared to ye Jury of inqueft 
that ye evidence above written and on ye other fide 
of this paper is ye truth upon oath, 

June 30 th 1692. Jurat in Curia. 

Thomas Andrews v. Elizabeth How. 

July I st 1692. 

The Teflimony of Thomas Andrews of Boxford 
aged about 50 years this deponant Teftifieth and 
faith yt Jiiah Comings, fenio r of Topsfield fent for 
me to help a mare y was not well and when I came 
thare y e mare was in fuch a condition y l I could not 
tell w f fhe ailed for J never fawe ye like her lips 
ware exceedingly fwelled y y e Jnfides of Them 



94- Salem Witchcraft. 

Turned outward and Looked Black and blew and 
gelled, her Tung was in ye fame Condition J told 
ye faid Comings I could not tell w l to doe for her 
J perceived me had not ye Botts w ch J did att firft 
think me had butt J faid me might have forne great 
heat in her Body and I would applie a pipe of To 
bacco to her and y was concented to and I litt a 
pipe of Tobaco and putt itt vnder her fundiment 
and there came a Blew flame out of ye Bowie and 
Run along ye ftem of f d pipe and took hold of ye 
haer of f d maer and Burnt itt and we tryed itt 2 or 3 
times together and itt did ye fame itt femed to 
Burn Blew butt Run Liki fyer y r is fett on ye grafs 
to Burn itt in ye spring Tyme and we (truck itt outt 
w th ou r hands and y e f d Comings f d y l he would trye 
no more for f d he J had Rather loofe my mare y 11 
my barn and J this deponant doe teftin* y f to y c 
Beft of my vnderftanding was y e farrie mare y 1 
James Hough Junior Belonging to Ipfwich farmes 
hufband to Elizabeth Hough would have have 
Borowed of y e f d Comings. 

Tho. Andrews. 

Warrant t v. William ProEier. 

To ye Conftable of Salem, 

You are hereby required in theyr Majeftys Names 
to Apprehend and bring before us William proper 
of Salem ffarmes fon of John procter of f d rTarmes 
Hufbandman, upon Tuefday next being ye Thir 
ty ffirft day of May about Tenne of the Clock 
in ye morning att ye houfe of Lev 1 Nath 11 Jnger- 



Salem Witchcraft. 95 

foils in f d Village, Whoe ftands charged w th Sundry 
Acts of Witchcraft done or Comitted upon the Bo- 
dys of Mary Walcott and Sufanah Shelden and 
others of Salem Village to theyr great hurt, in order 
to his examination, Relateing to ye above f d premi- 
ies and hereof you are nott to fayle. 
Dated Salem May 28 th 1692. 



JOHN HATHORNE 

I 170 -J 

J JONATHAN CORWIN 



Affifts. 



I have apprehended the parfon above named and 
brought him to the place apinted 

by me JOHN PUTNAN Cunt of Salem. 

Indictment v. William Proffer No. i. 



ElTex in the Province 

of the MafTachuetts, 

Bay in New Eng- 



Anno R R s & Reginee Guliel- 
mi & Mariee Angliee Quarto 
Annoq Domini 1692. 



land fs. ) 

The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen doe prefent that William Procter 
of Salem Jn the county of Eflex Hufbandman Jn 
and Vpon the Thirty firft 4ay of May Jn the yeare 
aforefaid and divers other days and times as well 
before as after Certaine deteftable arts called Witch 
crafts, and Sorceries Wickedly Mallitioufly and fel- 
lonioufly hath ufed practifed and Exercifed at and 
in the Townemipe of Salem aforefaid in upon and 
againft one Elizabeth Hobert of Salem aforefaid 
Single Woman by which faid Wicked acts the faid 
Elizabeth Hobart the day and year aforefaid and di- 



g6 Salem Witchcraft. 

uers other days and times both before and after, 
was and is Tortured Afflicted Confumed pined 
Wafted and Tormented and alfo for fundry other 
acts of Witchcraft by the faid William procter 
Comitted and done before and fince that time 
againft Our Sou r Lord and Lady the King and 
Queen theive Crowne and Dignity And the forme 
in the ftattute in that Cafe made and Provided, 
Witnefs, Mary Warren, 

Indictment v. William Proffer No. 2. 



EfTex in the Province 
of the Maflachufetts 
Bay in New Eng- 



Anno R R s & Reginee Gul- 
lielmi & Mariee &c. Quarto 
Anonq. Domini 1692. 



land fs. 

The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doeprefent that William Procter of Sa 
lem Jn the county of Effex hufbandman in and vpon 
the thirty firft day of May Jn the yeare abovefaid 
and diuers other days and time as well before as 
after Certaine deteftable art called Witchcrafts and 
Sorceries Wickedly mallitioufly and fTellonioufly hath 
ufed practifed and Exercifed at and in the Towne- 
fhip of Salem aforefaid in upon and againft one 
Mary Warren of Salem aforefaid Single woman by 
which faid Wicked Acts Mary Warren aforefaid 
the day and year the aforefaid and diuers other days 
and times tothe before and after was and is Tor 
tured aflicted Confumed Pined Wafted and Tor-^ 
mented and alfo for fundry other acts of Witch- 



Salem Witchcraft. 97 

craft by the faid William Procter Comitted and done 
before and fince that time againft Our Sou r Lord 
and Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne and 
Dignity and the forme in the ftatute in that cafe 
made and Prouided. 

Wittnefs, Eliz. Robert. 

Eliz a Hobert v. William Proffer. 

elizabeth hubart dooth teftify one har oath before 
the grand inqueft that William Procter did aflidle 
me this deponant the 3 1 day of may 92. at the time 
of his examination, and allib I did lee faid William 
proper aflicte mary Warren at the time of his ex 
amination, and faid William Proper hath aflikted 
me this deponant feuerall tims fins : 

feptember the 8 day 1692. 

Warrant v. Willmot Reed. 

To the Conftables of Marblehead, 

You are in theire Majef ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and bring before vs willmot Reed the 
wife of Samuell Reed of Marblehead, on Tuefday 
next being the 3i st day of this Jnftant month of 
May aboute ten of the cloak in the forenoon at ye 
houle of L r Nathaniell Ingerfalls in Salem Village; 
who ftands charged with hauing Committed Sun 
dry a6ts of Witchcraft on ye bodys of Mary Walcot 
and Marcy Lewis and others of Salem Village to 
theire great hurt &c. in order to her Examination 



98 Salem Witchcraft. 

Relateing to y c abovef d premifes and hereof you are 
not to faile. 

Dated Salem May 28 th 1692. 

Pvs. JHN HATHORNE I Affifts _ 

ONATHAN CORWIN 
J j 

Jn anfwer to ye within mentioned warrant J 
have apprehended Willmot Reed wife to Sam 1 
Reed of Marblehead and brought her to ye houfe 
of L c Jngerfals, May ye 3i st , 92. 

JAMES SMITH Con st for Marblehead. 

Indictment v. Wilmott Reed No. i. 

EfTex in the Province ] Anno R R s &Reginee Guli- 

of the MafTachufetts : elmi & Mariee Anglice &c 

BayinNewEnglandls. I Quarto Annoq 2 Domini 

J 1692. 

The Juriors for our Sou 1 Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen doe prefent that Willmott Redd 
wife of Samuel Redd of Marblehead, Jn the Coun 
ty of EfTex ffifherman vpon the Thirty firft day of 
May Jn the yeare aforef d and diuers other days and 
times as well before as after Certaine deteftable arts 
called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly Malli- 
tioufly and fellonioufly hath ufed practifed and exer- 
cifed At and in the Towne of Salem in the Coun 
ty of EfTex aforefaid in upon and againft one Eliz a 
Booth of Salem aforefaid Single Woman by which 
laid Wicked acts ye faid Eliz a Booth the day and 
year aforefaid and diuers other days and times both 
before and after was and is Tortured Aflicled Con- 
fumed Pined Wafted and Tormented and alfo for 



Salem Witchcraft. 99 

Sundry other adts of Witchcraft by the faid Will- 
mot Redd Comitted and done before and fince 
that time againft the peace of our Sou r Lord and 
Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne and 
Dignity and the forme of the Stattute in that cafe 
made and Provided. 

Indictment v. Wilmott Reed No. 2. 

Eflex in the province | Anno RR S & Reginee Guli- 
of the MalTachufetts }-elmi & Marie Anglice & c 
Bay in NewEngland fs, ] QuartoAnnoq Domini 1 692. 
The Jvrors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen doe prefent that Willmott Redd 
wife of Samuel Redd of Marblehead Jn the Coun 
ty of EiTex ffimerman vpon the Thirty firft day of 
May In the year aforefaid and divers other days 
and times as well before as after Certaine Deteft- 
able Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wicked 
ly Mallicioufly and fellonioufly hath vfed pra&ifed 
and Exercifed at and in the Towne of Salem in the 
County of Effex aforefaid in Vpon and againft one 
Eliz a Robert of Salem aforefaid in the County of 
Effex aforefaid Single Woman by which faid wicked 
Afts the faid Eliz a Robert the day and year afore 
faid and Divers other dayes arid times both before 
and after was and is Tortured articled Confumed 
Pined Wafted and Tormented and alfo for fvndry 
other ads of Witchcraft by the faid Willmot Redd 
Comitted and done before and fince that time 
againft the peace of our Soueraigne Lord and Lady 
the King and Queen theire Crowne and Dignity 



ioo Salem Witchcraft. 

And the forme of the Stattute in that Cafe made and 
Prouided. 

Examination of Wilmott Reed. 

The examination of Wilmot Redd wife of 
Sam 1 Redd of marblehead ffi(herman,3 i May 1692. 

When this examinant was brought in Mercy 
Lewis Mary Walcot and Abigail Williams fell into 
fits. 

Mercy Lewis laid this Woman hath Pinch 1 me 
a great many times Mary Walcot fais this woman 
brought the Book to her. 

Ann Putman jun r Saith fhe never hurt her, but 
fhe hath feen her once upon Mercy Lewis and 
once upon Mary Walcot the laft faft day, 

Eliz. Hubbard laid this Examinant had brought 
the book to her, and told her fhe would knock her 
in the head, if fhe would not write. 

Ann Putnam faid fhe brought the Book to her 
juft now. 

Eliz. Booth fell into a fit, and Mary Walcot and 
Ann Putnam faid it was this woman afflicted her, 

Sufan Sheldon was ordered to go to the examin 
ant but was knockt down before fhe came to her, 
and being fo carryed to faid Redd in a fit, was 
made well after faid Redd had grafpt her arm. 

Eliz. Hubbard dealt with after the fame man 
ner. 

This examinant was bid by the Magiflrates to 
look vpon Eliz : Hubbard and upon the examin- 
ants cafling her eye vpon faid Hubbard, fhe the 
faid Hubbard was knodt down. 



Salem Witchcraft. 101. 

Abig. Williams and John Jndian being carried 
to the examinant in a grevious fit were made well 
by her grafping their arms. 

This examinant being often urged what me 
thought thefe Perfons ailed, would reply, J cannot 
tell. Then being afkt if me did not think they 
were Bewitched : me anfwered I cannot tell, And 
being urged for her opinion in the cafe. All 
me would fay was : my opinion is they are in a 
fad condition. 

Summons v. Willmott Reed. 

W m and Mary by y e Grace of God of England 
Scottland fFrance and Jreland King and Queen 
L. S. defend rs ofy e faith &c Eflex is. To y e Sheriff 
of EiTex or deputy or Conftable of Marble- 
head. Greeting. 

Wee Comand you to Warm and give notice vnto 
y e wife and daughter of Thomas Dodd y e Wife 
and Daughter of Thomas Ellis John Caley David 
Shapley wife and daughter John Chin Marthah 
Beale Elias Henly jun r and wiffe Benjamin Gale 
Joane Bubbee, Charitty Pittman, and Jacob Worm 
wood, That they and Every of them be and perfo- 
naly appear at y c Court of Oyer and Terminer 
holden at Salem to morrow at Eight of y e clock in 
y e Morning there to Teftify y e truth to y e beft of 
your knowledge on Seuerall Indictments Exhibited 
againft Wilmot Redd hereof make return fail not 
dated in Salem Sept r I3 ch 1692. and in y e fourthe 
year of our Reign. STEPHEN SEWALL Ce. 



.to 2 Salem Witchcraft. 

J haue warn and fumoned all y c peribns with 
in mentioned accordingly except John Galley and 
Ellis henly who are at Tea, and beni. gale not well. 
Sep ber y e 14 th by 7 o clock in y c morning. 

P me JAMES SMITH Con! 1 in Marblehead. 

Mary Walcott v. Willmott Reed. 

The depofiftion of mary Walcott who teftifieth 
and faith J was for a confiderable time afflefted 
by a woman which tould me hir name was Redd 
and that me came from marblehead but on the 3 i 
of may 1692 being the day of the examination of 
willmott Redd then J faw that me was the very 
fame woman that tould me hir name was Redd, 
and (he did moft dreadfully afflict and torment me 
dureing the time of hir examination for if fhe did 
but look upon me me would ftrike me down or 
almoft choak me, alib on the day of hir examina 
tion J faw willmott Redd, or hir Aperance moft 
greviouily affect and torment marcy lewes Eliz : 
Hubberd and ann putnam and J beleue in my 
heart, that willmott Redd is a witch and that me 
has often affleted and tormented me and the 
aforef d perfons by acts of witchcraft 
Jurat in Curia. 

Mary Walcot upon her oath Affirmed to y e 
grand Jnqueft y c y e above written evidence is y e 
truth, Sep 1 14. 1692. 

Mary Warren v. Wilmott Reed. 
The depofiftion of mary warren who teftifieth 



Salem Witchcraft. 103 

and faith J canot fay that willmott Redd ever hurt 
me but J law willmott Redd on the 31 may 1692. 
moft grevioufly afflecT: and torment mary walcott 
Abigaill williams and Eliz. Booth and elizabeth 
Hubard and Ann putnam and J verily beleue in 
my heart that willmott Redd is a witch and that 
(he has often hurt the above laid perfons by acts of 
wiclhcraft. 

Mary Warin vpon oath affirmed to y e grand In- 
queft to y e truth of y e above written evidence 
Sept r 14 th 1692. 

and this day me hath aflicted this deponant 
mod: Grevioufly. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Ann Putnam v. Wilmott Reed. 

The depofition of Ann putnam who teftifieth 
and faith that J was for a confiderable time affected 
by a woman that tould me hir name was Redd 
and that me came from marblehead but on the 31 
may 1692, being the day of the examination of 
wilmott Redd then J faw that (he was the very 
fame woman that tould me hir name was Redd 
and me did moft grevioufly torment me dureing 
the tim of her examination for if me did but look, 
on me me would ftrick me down or almoft chook 
me alfo on the day of her examination J faw will 
mott Redd or hir aperance moft grevioufly afflet 
and torment mary walcott Eliz Hubbard Eliz Both 
and Abigail williams and J very beleve that Will 
mott Redd is a witch and that (he has often affle- 



IO4 Salem Witchcraft. 

ted me and the aforefaid perfons by acts of witch- 
craff. 

Ann Putnam ownd y e truth of y e above written 
evidence to y e grand inqueft Sept r . 14. 1692. upon 
oath Jurat in Curia. 

E/zz a Hubbard v. Wilmott Reed. 

The depofiftion of Eliz. Hubburd who teftifieth 
and faith that J was a confiderable time afflected 
by a woman w ct tould me hir name was Redd and 
that me came from marblehead but on the 3 \ may 
1 692 being the day of the examination of willmott 
Redd then J law that me was y e very fame woman 
that tould me hir name was Redd, and me did 
moft grevioufly afflect and torment me during 
the time of hir examination for if ihe did but look 
upon me me would ftrick me down or almofl choake 
me, alfo on the day of hir examination J faw will 
mott Redd or hir Apperance moft dreadfully afflecT: 
and torment mary walcott Abigail williams and 
Ann putnam and J beleue that willmott Redd is 
width and that me hath often affleted me and the 
affore faid perfons by acts of widthcraft. 

Eliz Hubbert upon her oath to ye grand inqueft 
to ye truth of ye above written evidence, Sept r 14.. 
1692- Jurat in Curia. 

Charity Pitman v. Wilmott Reed. 

The Teftimony of Charity Pitman of Marblehead. 
This deponent aged twenty nine years affirms, 



Salem Witchcraft. 105 

that about five years agoe, Mrs Syms of y e Tovne 
haveing loft fome linen which fhe fufpe&ed Martha 
Laurence the girle which then lived with Wilmott 
Reed had taken up defired the deponant to goe with 
her to Wilmott Redds, and demanding the fame, 
having many words about the fame, mrs Syms told 
her, that if me would not deliver them, me would go 
to Salem to m r Hathornes and gett a fpeciall war 
rant for her fervante girl, upon which the f d Redd 
told her in my hearing, that me wifhed me might 
never mingere, nor cacare, if me did not goe, and 
fome fhort time after the deponent obierved, that 
the f d Mrs Syms was taken with the diftemper of 
the dry Belly-ake and fo continued many moneths 
dureing her ftay in the Towne, and was not cured 
whilft me tarryed in the Countrey, 

Jurat in Curia. 

Sarah Dod v. Wilmott Reed. 

Sarah Dod Affirmed upon her oath to y e grand 
Jnqueft that fhe heard M rs Simfe threatened to 
have Wilmot Redd before a Majeftrate for fome of 
f d Redds mifdemeanures f d Redd wifht f d Simfe 
might never any wayes eafe nature before fhe did 
it, and foon aftar, to this deponants knowledge it 
fell out with M rs Simfe, according f d Redds wifh 

this fhe ownd before f d Jury of inqueft, Sept r 
14: 1692. 

Ambrofe Gale v. Wilmott Reed. 

M r Ambros Gale Affirmed that M rs Simfe was 
O 



io6 Salem Witchcraft. 

abo 1 that time or foon after fo aflicled ; as was then 
reported. Septem r 14, 1692. 
Juriat in Curia. 

Complaint v. E/iz a Fofdick & E/iz a Paine, 

Salem May the 3o th 1602. 

Lt Nathaniell putnam and Joieph Whipple both 
of Salem Village made Complaint in behalfe of 
theire majes ts againft Elizabeth fFofdick of Maulden 
the wife of John fTofdick aforef d Carpenter & Eliz 
abeth paine of Charlftown the wife of Stephen paine 
off d hufbandman for fundry acts of Witchcraft by 
them Committed Lately on the bodys of Marcy 
Lewis and Mary Warren of Salem Willage or 
farmes to theire great hurt therefore craues Juftice. 

Nathanell Putnam 
Jofeph whipple. 

The abouefayd Complaint was Exhibited before 
us Salem May the 3o th 1692. 



JOHN HATHORNE ) A/r/1 . 
\ Aililt. 

JONATHAN CORWIN 

^ J 



peter Tuft of Charlftowne alfo appeared before vs 
Salem June 2 d 1692 and alfo Complained againft 
both y e abouef d for acls of Witchcraft by them 
Committed on his negro Woman. 

The mark of 

Peter f Tufts 



Salem Witchcraft. 107 

Warrant v. Elizabeth Fofdick & Elizabeth Paine. 

To the Marfhall or Sheriff of the County ofMid- 

dleiex or dep r 

You are in theire Majeft 3 names hereby required 
to apprehend and bring before vs at Salem forthwith 
or as foon as may be Elizabeth ffofdick the wife of 
John ffofdick of Maulden Carpenter and Elizabeth 
paine the wife of Stephen paine of Charleftowne 
huibandman, forfundry acts of Witchcraft by them 
Committed Lately on ye Bodys of Marcy Lewis 
Mary Warren &c of Salem Village or farmes to 
theire great hurt and Jnjury accords to Complaint 
Exhibited before vs appears, fail not, Dated Salem 
June the 2 d 1692 : 



JOHN HATHORNE ) .^^ 
i ^ Y Amlts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN 

J J 



I doe Appoint Sam 11 Gibfon of Cambridge To 
Serue this warrant To Effect. June 2 d 1692. 
SAN !I GOOKIN Marfh 11 for Mddx. 

June 2 d 1692. J haue Appehended the aboue 
named Elizebeth paine and delivered her unto the 
Sheriff of the County of Elfex att Salem in ye Coun 
ty aforef d in order to her examination and waite in 
expectation of the above f d Elizabeth Fofdick by 
mee. 

June 3, 92 J haue all fo apprehended the body 
of Elizabeth ffofdick of mauldin and delivered her 
to the above laid Sheriff of Effex, 

SAM IJ GIBSON ye mar sh dep. 



io8 Salem Witchcraft. 

Deacon Edward putnam and Thomas Rayment 
both of Salem Village Complained on behalfe of 
theire Majesfties againft Mary Irefon the wife of 
Benjamin Jrefon of Lyn hufbandman for Sundry 
acts of Witchcraft by her Committed Lately on ye 
bodys of Mary Waren Sufana Shelden and Mary 
Walcot and others of Salem Village whereby great 
hurt hath beene donne to theire bodys therefore 
Craves Juftice, 

Salem June 4 th 1692, 
alfo 



Eliz both 
Abe Williams 
Ann Putnam 



Edward Putnam 



the mark of 



Thomas -f- Rayment 

alfo 
To the Sheriffe of the County of EfTex or his de- 

putie or conftable in Lyn. 

You are in theire Majes ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and brig before vs Mary Jrefon ye 
wife of Benjamin Irefon of Lyn hufbandman on 
Munday next about ten of ye Clock in the forenoon 
at ye houfe of Thomas Beadles in Salem who 
ftands Charged on behalfe of theire Majeft 5 with 
hauing Committed Sundry ads of Witchcraft on y e 
bodys of Marry Warren, Sufanah Shelden Mary 
Walcot and others whereby great hurt is donne to 
theire bodys, in order to her Examination Relate - 
ing to the aboue f d premifes faile not. 

Dated Salem June 4 f 1692. 

JOHN HATHORNE 



BARTH GEDNEY 
JONATHAN CORWIN 



Jpeace 



Salem Witchcraft. 109 

Examination of George Eurrough. 

The examination of Geo : Burrough. 9 May, 
1692. 

[W m Stoughton ] 
By the i John Hathorne I p^ s 
Honourd Sam. Sewall, 

Jonath. Corwin j 

Being afk 1 w m he partook of the Lords fupper, 
he being (as he faid) in full comunion at Roxbury. 

He anfwered is was fo long fince he could not 
tell : yet he owned he was at meeting one Sab : at 
Bofton par r of the day, and the other a Charleftown 
part of a Sab : when that facrament happened to 
be at both, yet did not partake of either. He de- 
nyed that his houfe as Cafko was haunted, yet he 
owned there were Toads. He denyed that he made 
his wife fwear, that me could not write to his father 
Ruck without his approbation of her letter to her 
Father. He owned that none of his children, but 
the eldeft was Baptized The above was in private 
none of the Bewitched being prefent, At his en 
try into the Room many (if not all of the Be 
witched) were grevioufly tortured. 

i. Sus. Sheldon teftifyed that Burroughs two 
wives appeared in their winding meets, and faid that 
man killed them. 

He was bid to look upon Sus. Sheldon, 

He looked back and knockt down all (or moft), 
of the afflicted w flood behind him. 



no Salem Witchcraft. 

Sus : Sheldon . . (one line gone) the foldiers 
2. Mary Lewes depofition going to be read and 

he lookt upon her and me fell into a dreadful and 

tedious fit, 

7. Mary Walcot [^ a . 

T-T TT uu j leltimony gomor to be read 

4 Ehz Hubbard \ , , f ; r ,9 . ~ 

c r 01 11 and tnev all fell into ntts 

oulan sheldon ^ 

f affirmed each of them that 
Sufan Sheldon he bought the Book 



Ann Putman jun r 



and w d have them 



write. 

Being alk 1 w 1 he thought of thefe things. He 
anfwered it was an amazing and humbling Provi 
dence, but he underftood nothing of it and he laid 
(fome of you may obferve, that) when they begin 
to name my name, they cannot name it. 

. . r f Teftifyed that his 2 

Ann rutman iun r Xi-u 

c r c , I, { 2, Children were 

buian oheldon , , . 

[ by him. 

The Bewitched were fo tortured that Authority 
ordered them to be taken away fome of them. 

6. Sarah Bibber teftifyed that he had hurt her, 
tho fhe had not feen him perfonally before as (he 
knew. 

Abig. Hobbs. | 

Deliverance Hobbs I- Teftimony read 

Elizar Keifer 

Capt Willard frp n- u 

Teitimony about his great 



Jno Brown 
Jno Wheldon 



ftrength and the Gun. 



Capt Putman teftifyed about the Gun. 



Salem Witchcraft. in 

Cap Wormwood teftifyed about the Gun and 
the Mallaflbes He denyed that about the nalaf- 
foes About the Gun he faid he took it before the 
lock and refted it upon his breaft, 

John Brown teftifyed about a bbl Cyder. 

He denyed that his family was affrighted by a 
white calf in his houfe 

Cap 1 Putman teftifyed that he made his wife en 
ter into a covenant. 11 May 1692. 

Abig : Hobbs in prifon affirmed that Geo. Bur 
roughs in his fhape appeared to her, and urged her 
to let her hand to the Book, which (he did, and af 
ter-wards in his own peribn he acknowledged to 
her, that he had made her fet her hand to the 
Book. 

The original minutes (of which the above is a 
true copy) is in the porTeffion of I. F. Andrews 
Efq. and was found among Judge Hathornes pa 
pers. Aug. 8. 1843. 

I. B. Curwine 

Summons v. Geo. Burrougb. 

Wm & Mary by ye Grace of God of England 
L. S. and Scotland ffrance & Ireland King defend 1 " 

of ye faith &c a 
To James Greenilit Greeting 

Wee comand you all Excufes fet apart to be and 
perfonaly app r at ye next Court of Oyer and Ter- 
mina held at Salem on y e firft Tueiday in Auguft 
next There to Teftify y e Truth on certain Jndict- 



112 Salem Witchcraft. 

ments to be Exhibited againft George Burroughs 
and not depart ye Court without lycenfe or leave 
of f d Court hereof faile not on penalty of One hun 
dred poundes money to be leuied on your Goods 
chattels &c a Dated in Salem July 26 th 1692. 
To y e Sheriffe of ErTex. STEP. SEWALL, Cle. 

July 26 th 1692. J haue Sumoned the within 
named James Greintley according to this within 
Sub. pena to Give in his Euidence att the time and 
place within mentioned, by me 

GEO HERRICK Dept. Sheriff. 

View of body of Geo. Burroughs. 

Wee whoes names are under written hauing re 
ceived an order from y e freife for to fearch ye bo- 
dyes of George Burroughs and George Jacobs wee 
find nothing upon y e body of y e above fay d bur 
roughs but w 1 is naturall, but upon ye body of 
George Jacobs wee find 3 tetts w ch according toy e 
beft of our Judgments wee think is not naturall for 
wee run a pinn through 2 of y m and he was not 
finceible of it. one of them being within his mouth 
upon y e lnfide of his right cheake and 2 nd upon his 
right (boulder blade an a 3 rd upon his right hipp. 
Ed. Welch fworne Tom flint Jurat 
Will. Gill fworne. Tom Weft fworne 

Zeb. Hill Jurat Sam Morgan fworne 

John Bare Jurat. 



Salem Witchcraft. 113 

Samuel Webber v. Geo. Burroughs. 

Samuell Webber aged about 36 yeares Teftifieth 
and fayth y l aboute feauen or eight Yeares agoe J 
liued at Cafco Bay and George Burroughs was then 
Minefler there, and haueing heard much of the 
great ftrength of him f d Burroughs ; he Coming 
to our houfe wee ware in difcourfe aboute the fame 
and he then told mee y 1 he had put his fingers into 
the Bung of a Barrell of Malafes and lifted it vp, 
and carryed it Round him and fett it downe againe. 
Salem Auguft 2 d 1692, 

Jurat in Curia. Samuell Webber. 

Ann Putnam v. Geo. Burroughs. 

The Depofition of Ann putnam who teftifieth 
and faith that on 2o th of April 1692 at euening me 
faw the Apperifhtion of a minifter at which me 
was grevioufly affrighted and cried out oh dread- 
full : dreadfull here is a minifter com, what are 
Minifters wicthes to : whence com you and What 
is your name for J will complaine of you tho you 
be A minifter: if you be a wizzard : and Jmmedi- 
ately i was tortored by him being Racked and all- 
moft choaked by him : and he tempted me to write 
in his book which J Refufed with loud out cries 
and faid J would not writ in his book tho he tore 
me al to peaces but tould him that it was a dread- 
full thing : that he which was a Minifter that 
mould teach children to feare God mould com to 

perfwad poor creatures to giue their fouls to the de- 
pa 



H4 Salem Witchcraft. 

vill : Oh, dreadfull dreadfull, tell me your name 
y l J may know who you are : then againe he tor- 
tored me and urged me to writ in his book : which 
J Refufed : and then prefently he tould me that his 
name was George Burroughs and that he had had 
three wives : and that he had bewitched the Two 
firft of them to death ; and that he kiled Mif 1 Law- 
fon becaufe (he was fo unwilling to goe from the 
village and alfo killed M r Lawfons child becaufe 
he went to the eaftward with Sir Edmon and 
preached foe to the fouldiers and that he had be 
witched a grate many fouldiers to death at the eaft- 
word when Sir Edmon was their, and that he had 
made Abigail Hobbs a width and feuerall wicthes 
more : and he has continwed ever fence ; by times 
tempting me to write in his book and greviouily 
tortoring me by beating pinching and almoft choak- 
ing me feuerall times a day and he alfo tould me 
that he was above a width he was a conjurer. 
Jurat in Curia. 

Thomas Putnam, Peter Prefcott, Robert Morrell & 
Ezekiel Cbeever v. Geo. Burroughs. 

wee whofe names are under writen being prefent 
with Ann putnam att the time aboue mentioned 
hard hir declare what is aboue writen what me faid 
{he faw and hard from the Apperifhtion of M r 
George Burroughs and allfo beheld hir tortors and 
perceived her hellim temtations by hir loud out 
cries J will not J will not writ tho you torment me 



Salem Witchcraft. 115 

al days of my life, and being converfant with hir 
euer fence have feen hir tortored and coplaining that 
Mr Burroughs hirt hir, and tempts hir to writ in 
his book, 

Thomas putnam peter prefcott 

Roburt Morrell, 

Ann Putnam declared her above written evidence 
to be ye truth before y e Jury of Inqueft. Aug st 3. 
92. upon her oath 

Ezekiel Cheever made oath to ye latter part of 
this paper. Jurat in Curia. 

Ann Putnam v. Geo. Burroughs. 

The depofiftion of Ann putnam who teftifieth 
and faith that on the 3 th of may 1692, at euening 
J faw the Apperimtion of M r George Burroughs 
who grevioufly tortored me and urged me to writ 
in his book which J refufed then he tould me that 
his Two firft wives would appear to me prefently 
and tell me a grat many lyes but J mould not be- 
lieue them, then Jmmediately appeared to me the 
forme of Two women in winding meats and nap 
kins about their heads, att which J was gratly af 
frighted, and they turned their faces towards M r 
Burroughs and looked very red and angury and 
tould him that he had been a cruell man to them, 
and that their blood did crie for vengance againft 
him : and alfo tould him that they mould be 
cloathed with white Robes in heauen, when he 
mould be caft into hell, and immediately he van- 
ifhed away, and as foon as he was gon the Two 



n6 Salem Witchcraft. 

women turned their faces towards me and looked 
as pail as a white wall : and tould me that they 
were M r Burroughs Two first wives and that he 
had murthered them : and one tould me that me 
was his firft wife and he ftabed her under the left 
Arme and put a peace of fealing wax on the wound 
and me pulled afide the winding (heat, and mewed 
me the place and alfo tould me that me was in the 
houfe M r parifh now lived w r it was don, and the 
other tould me that M r Burrough and that wife 
which he hath now kiled hir in the verTell as (he 
was coming to fee hir friends becaufe they would 
have one another : and they both charged me that 
J mould tell thefe things to the Magisflrat.es before 
M r Burroughs face and if he did not own them 
they did not know but they mould appere their : 
thes moring. alfo Mi s Lawfon and hir daughter 
Ann appeared to me whom J knew, and tould me 
that M r Burroughs murthered them, this morning 
alfo appered to me another woman in a winding 
meat and tould me that me was goodman ffullers 
firft wife and Mr Burroughs kiled hir becaufe there 
was fum differance between hir hufband and him, 
alfo on the 9 th may dureing the time of his exam 
ination he did moft grevioufly torment and afflecl: 
mary Walcott mercy lewes Eliz. Hubberd and 
Abigail williams by pinching pricks and choaking 
them. Jurat in Curia. 



Salem Witchcraft. 117 

Edward Putnam and Thomas Putnam v. Geo. Bur 
roughs. 

we whofe names are under writen being prefent 
with ann putnam at the times aboue mentioned, 
law hir tortured and hard hir refufe to writ in the 
book alfo hard hir declare what is aboue writen : 
what me faid me faw and hard from the Apperifh- 
tion of Mr George Burroghs and from thol which 
accufed him for murthering of them. 

Edward putnam Thomas putnam 

Ann putnam ownid this har teftimony to be the 
truth uppon her oath before the Juriars of Jnqueft 
this 3 d of Aguft 92. 

Mercy Lewis v. Geo. Burroughs. 

the depofiftion of mircy Lewes who teftifieth 
and faith that one the 7 th of may 1692. att evening 
J faw the apperifhtion of M r George Burroughs 
whom j very well knew which did grevioufly tor- 
tor me and urged me to writ in his book and then 
he brought to me a new famon book which he 
did not ufe to bring and tould me J might writ in 
that book : for that was a book that was in his 
ftuddy when J lived with them : but J tould him 
J did not beleve him for I had been often in his 
ftuddy but J never faw that book their : but he 
tould me that he had feverall books in his ftuddy, 
which J never faw in his ftuddy and he could raife 
the diuell : and now had bewitched Mr. Shep- 



1 1 8 Sak?n Witchcraft. 

pards daughter and J afked him how he could goe 
to bewitch hir now he was keept at Salem ; and he 
tould me that the divell was his farvant, and he 
fent him in his map to doe it, then he againe 
tortored me moft dreadfully and threatened to kill 
me for he faid J mould not witnes againft him 
alfo he tould me that he had made Abigaill Hoobs 
a width and feverall more then againe he did moil 
dreadfully tortor me as if he would haue racked 
me all to peaces and urged me to writ in his book 
or elce he would kill me but J tould him J hoped 
my life was not in the power of his hand and that 
J would not writ tho he did kill me : the next 
night he tould me J mould not fee his Two wifes 
if he could help it becaufe J mould not witnes 
againft him : this 9 th may mr Burroughs carried me 
up to an exceeding high mountain and mewed me 
all the Kingdoms of the earth and tould me that 
he would give them all to me if J would writ in 
his book, and if J would not he would thro me 
down and brake my neck : but J tould him they 
ware non of his to give and J would not writ if he 
throde me down on 100 pichforks : alfo on the 
9 th may being the time of his examination mr. 
George Burroughs did moft dreadfully torment me : 
and alfo feueral times fence. 

marce Iwis uppon har oath did owne this har 
teftimony to be the truth before the Juriors for 
Jnqueft ; aguft 3: 92. 



Salem Witchcraft. 119 

Thomas Putnam Edward Putnam v. Geo. Bur 
roughs. 

we whofe names are under writen being prefent 
hard mircy lewes declare what is above written 
what (he faid me faw and hard from the Apper- 
ifhtion of Mr George Burroughs and alfo beheld 
hir tortors which we cannot exprefs for fume times 
we wore redy to fear that euery joint of hir body 
was redy to be difplaced : alfo we perceived hir 
hellim temtations by hir loud out cries m r Bur 
roughs J will not writ in your book tho you doe 
kil me. 

Thomas putnam Edward Putnam. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Simon Willard v. Geo. Burroughs. 

The Depofition of Simon Willard aged about 
forty two years fayth J being at y e houfe of M r 
Rob 1 Lawrance at ffalmoth in Cafco Bay in Sep- 
temb r 1689 l d M r Lawrance was commending M r 
George Borroughs his ftrength : faying that we 
none of us could doe what he could doe : for f d M r 
Borroughs can hold out this gun with one hand ; 
Mr. Borroughs being there : fayd J held my hand 
here behind y e lock and took it up, and held it out, 
J f d deponant faw M r Borroughs put his hand on 
y e gun : to fhow us : how he held it and where he 
held his hand, and faying there he held his hand 
when he held f d gun out : but J faw him not hold 
it out then, f d gun was about feven foot barrill 



I2O Salem Witchcraft. 

and very hevie J then tryed to hold out f d gun with 
both hands, but could not do it long enough to 
take fight. Simon Willard 

Simon willard owned to y e Jury of inqueft, that 
y e above written evidence is ye truth, 

Aug st 3 : 1692. Jurat in Curia, 

W m Wormall v. Geo. Burroughs, 

Cap 1 W m Wormall Sworne to y e above and y l he 
faw him Raife it from ye ground, himfelfe. 
Jurat in Curia. 

The Depofition of Simon Willard aged about 42 
years faith J being at Saco in ye year 1689 fome in 
Cap 1 Ed Sarjants garifon was fpeaking of m r George 
Borroughs his great ftrength faying he could take a 
barrill of molafles out of a Cannoe or boat alone, 
and that he could take it in his hands or arms out 
of y e Cannoo or boat and carry it and fet it on y e 
more and m r Burroughs being there fay d that he 
had carryed one barrill of molafles or fider out of a 
cannoo that had like to have done him a difplea- 
lure: f d m r Borroughs intimated as if he did not 
want ftrength to do it but y e difadvantage of y e 
more was fuch, that his foot flipping in the fand : 
he had liked to have ftrained his legg. 

Simon Willard 

Simon Willard ownd to ye Jury of inqueft, that 
y e above written evidence is y e truth. 
Jurat in Curia. 



Salem Witchcraft. 121 

Sarah Vibber v. Geo. Burroughs. 

The depofiftion of farah viber who teftifieth and 
faith that on the 9 th day of may 1692. as J was 
agoeing to Salem village J faw the apperimtion of 
a little man like a minifter with a black coat on and 
he pinched me by the arme and bid me goe along 
with him but J tould him J would not but when J 
came to the village J faw theire M r George Bur 
roughs or his Apparance moft grevioufly torment 
and afflecl: mary walcott mercy luis Elizabeth Hub- 
bert Ann putnam and abigaill Williams by pinching 
twifting&almoftchoaking them to death alfofeuerall 
times fence m r George Burrougs or his Apperance 
has moft grevioufly tormented me with variety of 
tortors and J beleue in my heart that m r George 
Burroughs is a dreadfull wizzard and that he has 
moft grevioufly tormented me and the aboue men 
tioned parlons by his acfts of wicl:hcraft. 

Sarah Viber declared to y e Jury of inqueft that 
the above written evidence is the truth. Aug st 3 : 
1692. the which (he owned on her oath 
Jurat in Curia. 

E/iz a Hubbard v. Geo. Burroughs. 

May y e 9. 1692. Elizabeth bubord aged about 
17 yers faith that y e laft lecond day at night : There 
apeared a little black heard man to me in blackim 
aparill J afked him his name and he told me 
his name was borrous, Then he tooke a booke out 



122 Salem Witchcraft. 

of his pocket : and opened it and bid me fet my 
hand to it J tould him J would not ; y e lines in 
this book was read as blod, then he pinched me 
twife and went away : The next morning he ap 
peared to me againe and tould me he was aboue a 
wizard ; for he was a conjurar and fo went away but 
fins that he hath apeared to me euery day & night 
uery often and urged me uery much to fet my hand 
to his book, and to run a way telling me if J would 
do foe J mould be well and that J mould need feare 
no body : and withall tormented me feuerall ways 
euery time he came exept that time he told me 
he was a conjuror : This night he afked me very 
much to fet my hand to his book or elfe he fayed 
he would kill me; withall tortoring me uery much 
by biting and pinching fquefing my body and run 
ning pins into me, alfo on the 9 th may 1692. being 
the time of his examination m r George Burroughs 
or his Apperance did moft grevioufly afflecT: and 
torment the bodyes of mary walcott mercy lewes 
Ann putnam and Abigail williams for if he did but 
look upon them he would ftrick them down or al- 
moft choak them to death alfo feuerall times fence 
he has moft dreadfully afflicted and tormented me 
with variety of torments and J beleue in my heart 
y f m r George Burroughs is a dreadful! wizzard and 
that he has very often tormented me and alfo the 
above named parfons by his acts of wiclhcraft. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Eliz. Hubbard declared y e above written evidence 
to be ye truth, upon her oath, that me had taken : 



Salem Witchcraft. 123 

this me owned before ye Jury of inqueft : Aug ss 
3. 1692. 

Summons v. Geo. Burroughs. 

William & Mary by y e Grace of God of England 
Scotland ffrance & Jreland King & Queen de- 
fend rs of ye faith 6cc a 
m r Jn Ruck m rs Eliz : Ruck m r Thomas Ruck 

and Samuel Ruck, 
To Cap 1 William Worwood Greeting 

Wee comand you all Excufes fet apart to be and 
perfonaly appear at ye prefent Court of Oyer & Ter- 
mina held at Salem there to Teftify ye truth to ye 
beft of our knowledge on certain Jndictm" Exhib 
ited againft m r George Burrough : hereof fail not : 
dated in Salem Aug r 5 th 1692. and in ye fourth 
year of Our Reign. 

STEPHEN SEWAL Clee 

Auguft 5 th The perfons aboue Named where all 
euery of them fumoned to appeare as aboue by me, 
by me JOSEPH NEALE Conf tb in in Salem. 

Thos. Green/left v. Geo. Burroughs. 

Th Greenflett aged about forty years being de- 
pofed Teftifieth y 1 about the firft breaking out of 
the laft Indian warre being att the houfe of Cap 1 
Jomua Scotts att Black point, he faw m r George 
Burrows who was lately executed at Salem lift a 
gunn of fix foot Barrell or thereabouts putting the 
fore finger of his right hand into the mufell of f d 



124- Salem Witchcraft* 

gunn and that he held it out att arms end only w th 
thatt finger, and further this deponent teftyfieth 
that at the fame time he faw the f d Burrows Take 
up a full barr 11 of molafTes w th butt two of fingers 
of one of his hands in the bung and carry ittfrom 
ye ftage head to the door att the end of the ftage 
w th out letting itt downe and that Liu f Rich d Hun- 
niwell and John Greinflett were then prefent and 
fome others y l are dead. 

Thomas Greenflit 

his f marke. Jurat. 

Deliverance Hobbs v. Geo. Burroughs. 

Deliverance Hobs Confeffion. 
That they were both at the generall meeting of 
the Witches in M r Parimes Mr. Burroughs preach 
ed and adminiftered to them. 

Hannah Harris v. Geo. Burroughs. 

The depotion of Hannah Harris Aiged twenty 
feuen years or thare abouts Teftifieth and faith that 
fhe lived at y e hous of Georg Burros at falmouth 
and the aboue faid hannah harres many times hath 
taken notis that when me hath had anny Difcorfe 
with the aboue faid burrofs wife when the aboue 
faid burros was from horn that apone his Returne 
he hath often fcolded wife and told her that he 
knew what they faid when he was abroad and fur 
ther faith that apone a time when his wife had 
Laine Jn Not aboue one weake that he fell out with 
his wife and kept her by Difcorce at the Dore till 



Salem Witchcraft. 125 

me fell licke In ye place and grew wors at night fo 
that ye aboue laid hannah harres was afraid me 
would dye andthay called In thare Naibours and the 
aboue faid burrofes Daughter told One of ye wo 
men that was thare ye caufe of her mothers Ell- 
nefs and ye aboue faid burros chid his Daughter for 
telling and y e aboue faid burros came to the aboue 
faid hannah harres and told her Jf that his wif Did 
otherwife then well fhe mould not tell of it & the 
aboue faid hannah harres told him that fhe would 
not be confined to any fuch thing. 
Jurat in Curia. 

Eenf Hutcbinfon v. Geo. Burroughs. 

Beniemin huchenfion f d that one the 2i st aprell 
92. abegeral Wiluams f d that there was a lettell 
black menefter that Liued at Cafko bay he told me 
fo and f d that he had kild 3 wifes two for himfelf 
and one for m r Lofen and that he had made nine 
weches in this plafe and f d that he could hold out 
the heueft gun that is in Cafko bay w th one hand 
w c no man can Cafe hold out w c both hands this Js 
about a 1 1 a clock and J afk her where about this 
lettel man flood i d (he juft where the Cart wheell 
went along J had a 3 graned irne fork in my hand 
and J thru it wher fhe faid he flud and fhe pre- 
fently fell in aletel feet and when it twas ouer Said 
She you have toren his coot for I herd it tare wher 
abouts faid I one won fide faid fhe, then we come 
into the houfeof left. Ingerfall and I went into the 
great roome and abigle come in and faid ther he 



126 Salem Witchcraft. 

ftands J faid wher wher and prefently drood my 
rapyer but he emmedetly was gon as fhe laid then 
faid fhe ther is a gray catt then i faid wher abouts 
doth fhe ftand ther f d fhe thar then J ftruck with 
my rapyer then fhe fell in a fitt and when it was 
ouer fhe faid you kild hur and immedatly Sary good 
com and carrid hur away, this was about i 2 a clock. 
The fame day after ledttor in ye faid : Jngerfolls 
chamber abigaill wiliams mary walcot faid that 
goody hobs of topfell bitt mary walcot by ye foot 
then both falling into a fit as foone as it was ouer 
ye faid william hobs and his wife goe both of them 
a longe ye table ye faid huchefon tooke his rapier 
ftabed gooddy hobs one ye fide as abigaill williams 
and mary walcot faide ye faid abigaill and mar faid 
ye roome was full of y m then ye faid huchefon & Ely 
putnam ftabed with their raperres at a uentor yn 
faid mary and abigell you haue killed a greet black 
woman of Stonintown and an Jndian that come 
with her for ye flore is all couered with blood then 
ye faid mary and abigaill looked out of dores and 
faid ye faw a greet company of them one a hill & 
there was three of them lay dead ye black woman 
and the indian and one more y f ye knew not. 
This being about 4 a clock in ye after noone. 

Sufannah Sbelden v. Geo. Burroughs. 

The Complaint of Sufannah Shelden againft mr 
burros which brought a book to mee and told mee 
if i would not fet my hand too it hee would tear 
mee to peefTes i told him i would not then hee told 



Salem Witchcraft. 127 

mee bee would ftarve me to death then the next 
morning hee tould mee hee could not flarve mee 
to death, but hee would choake mee that my uit- 
tals (hould doe me but litl good then he tould mee 
his name was borros which had preached at the 
vilage the laft night hee came to mee and afked mee 
whither i would goe to the uillage to morrow to 
witnes againft him i afked him if he was examened 
then he told hee was then i told him i would goe 
then hee told mee hee would kil mee beefour 
morning then hee apeared to mee at the hous of 
nathanniel ingolfon and told mee hee had been the 
death of three children at the eaftward and had kiled 
two of his wifes the firft hee fmouthered and the 
fecond he choaked and killed two of his own child 
ren. 

Major Brown, Thomas Ruck, Thomas Evans, Sarah 
Wilfon, Martha Tyler & als v. Geo. Burroughs. 

Memorand m in m r George Burroughs Tryall be- 
fides ye written Euidences y r wasSworne Seu 11 who 
gave y rs by word of mouth Majo r Browne holding 
out a heauy Gun w th one hand. 

Thomas Ruck of his fudden coming in after y m 
and y r he could tell his thoughts. 

Thomas Euans y r he carried out Barr els MolofTes 
and meat &c out of a canoo whilft his mate went 
to ye fort for hands to help out w th y m Sarah Wil 
fon Confefs 1 y c ye night before m r Burroughs was 
Executed y c y r was a great meeting of ye witches 
Nigh Sarj c Chandlers y m r Bur. was y r and yy had 



128 Salem Witchcraft. 

ye Sac 1 and after yy had done he tooke leaue and 
bid y m Stand to y r faith, and not own any thing. 

Martha Tyler faith ye fame w th Sarah Wilfon & 
Seuerall others, 

Indictment v. Abigail Faulkner No. i . 

ElTex in the Prouince ] Anno R R s &Reginee Guli- 
of the MalTachufetts I elmi & Mariee Anglice &c 
BayinNewEnglandfs. j QuartoAnnoq Domini 1 692. 
The lurers for o r Sou r Lord and Lady King and 
Queen do prefent that Abigaill ffalkner Wife of 
ffrancis ffalkner of Andivor In the County of EfTex 
aforf d Hufband m on or about the beginning of Au- 
guft In the year aforefaid and divers othec dayes 
and times as well before as after Certaine Deteftable 
Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly 
Malliftioufly and felloniouily hath vfed practifed & 
Exercifed at and in the Towne of Boxford in the 
County of EfTex aforefaid in vpon and againfl: One 
Martha Sprague of Boxford aforefaid Single Wo 
man by which faid wicked Acts the faid Martha 
Sprague the day and yea r aforefaid and diuers other 
dayes and times both before and after was and is 
Tortur d Aflicted Confumed Pined Wafted and Tor 
mented and alfo for Sundry other Acts of Witch 
craft by the faid Abigaill ffalkner Comitted and 
done Before and Since that time againft the Peace 
of o r Sou r Lord and Lady the King and Queen 
theire Crowne and dignity and the forme of the 
Stattute in that Cafe made and Prouided, 



Salem Witchcraft. 129 

Indictment v. Abigail Faulkner No. 2. 

Anno RR S & Reginee Guli- 
elmi & Marie Angliee &c a 
QuartoAnnoqDominii692. 



EfTex in the province 

of the M attach ufetts 

Bay in NewEngland fs. 



The Jurors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doe prefent That Abigaill ffalkner wife 
of ffrances falkner of Andivo r In the County of 
Eflex Hufhandman in and About the begining of 
Auguft In the Yeare aforefaid and diuers and dayes 
and times as well before as after Certaine deteftable 
arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly Mai- 
litioufly and fellonioufly hath vfed pradlifed and 
Exercifed at and in the Towne of Andivor in the 
County of Effex aforefaid in upon and againft one 
Sarah Phelps daughter of Samuel Phellps of Andi- 
vo r aforefaid hufbandman by which faid Wicked 
Acls the f d Sarah Phellps the day and yeare afore 
faid and divers other days and times both before and 
after was and is Tortured Aflicted Confumed Pined 
Wafted and Tormented, and alfo for fundry other 
ads of Witchcraft by the laid Abigaill ffalkner 
Comitted and done before and fince that time 
againft the peace of our Sou r Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen theire Cruwne and Dignity and 
the forme of ye Stattute In y f cafe made and Pro- 
uided. 

Examination of Abigail Faulkner. 

Abig 1 ffolkner examined Aug st u : 1692. 
M r Hauthorne : M r Corwin : and Cap. Higgin- 



R 



130 Salem Witchcraft. 

fon preflent when {he was brought into ye room : 
ye afflicted perfons fell down. m r Ha : you are 
heare aprehended for witchcraft : but anfw d J know 
nothing of it : with y e caft of her eye Mary Wai- 
cot and ye reft of ye afflicted mary waren and others 
fell down : it was f d to her do you not fee. She 
f d yes but it is ye deuill dos it in my fhape : mary 
Walcot f d me had feen her 2 monthes : a good 
while agoe but was not hurt by her till laft night : 
An Putnam fayd me had feen fd fFalkn r but was 
not hurt by her till laft night and then me pulled 
me off my hors : mary warin f d me had feen her in 
company with other witches : but was not hurt by 
her till lately. 

Mary Warin and others of ye afflicted were 
ftruck down into fitts and helped up out of their 
fitts by a touch of Abig 1 ffolkn er hand : me was 
urged to confes ye truth for ye credditof hir Town: 
her Couz. Eliz lonfon urged her with that but me 
refufed to do it faying god would not require her 
to confefs that y r me was not gilty of. 

Phelpfes daughter complayned her afflicting her: 
but me denyed that me had any thing to doe with 
witchcraft : me fd ffalkn r had a cloth in her hand, 
that when me fqueezed in her hand ye afflicted fell 
into grevous fits as was obferved : y e aflicted fayd 
Dan 11 Eames and Capt ffloyd was upon that cloth 
when it was upon ye table. 

She fayd me was forry they were afflicted : but 
me was told and it was obfervd me did not (hed a 
tear: mary warin was pulld und r ye table and was 



Salem Witchcraft. 131 

helpd out of her fitt by a touch of fd ffaulkn r (he 
f d (he had looked on fome of thefe afflicted : when 
they came to Andov r and hurt them not : but me 
was told it was before (he had began to afflicte them 
me was told that it was reported fhe ufed to con 
jure with a feiv. but fhe f d it was not fo that (lory 
was cleared up : and 

Auguft 30: 92. Abig 1 ffokner before their Ma- 
jeft rs Juftices at firft denyed witchcraft as me had 
done before : but afterwards me owned that me 
was Angry at what folk fd : when her Couz. Eliz. 
Jonfon was taken up and folk laught and f d herfif- 
ter Jonfon would come out next and me did look 
with an evil eye on y e afflicted perfons and did con- 
fent that they mould be afflicted becavs they were 
y e caus of bringing her kindred out and me did 
wifh them ill and her fpirit being raifed me did 
pinch her hands together : and (he knew not but 
that y e devil might take that advantage but it was 
ye devil not (he that afflicted them ; this (he faid 
(he did at Cap r Chandlers garifon : y e Right after 
Eliz. Jonfon had bin examined before Capt Brad- 
ftreet in ye day. 

This is ye fubftance of what f d Abig 1 ffolkners 
examination was taken out of my characters : 

Atteft, Simon Willard. 

The abouef d Examination was before John Ha- 
thorne Juf* peace. 

Rofe Fofter v. Abigail Faulkner. 

The depofiftion of Rofe ffofter who teftifieth & 
faith J have ben mod grevioufly afflected and tor- 



132 Salem Witchcraft. 

mented by Abigail ffalkner of Andeueour al(o J 
have feen Abigail ffalkner or hir Apperance moft 
grevioufly affledl and torment martha Sprague farah 
phelps and Hannah Bigsbe fence the begining Augft 
and J veryly beleue that Abigail ffalkner is a width 
and that fhe has often affledted me and the affore- 
faid perfon by acts of wicthcraff. 

The abouenamed Rofe ffofter affirmed beffore ye 
Jrand inqueft that y e aboue written evidence is truth 
vppon her oath Sep c 17 : 1691. 

Mary Walcott v. Abigail Faulkner. 

The depofiftion of mary walcott who teftifieth 
and faith that about the 9 th Auguft 1692. J was 
moft dreadfully afHected by a woman that tould me 
her name was Abigail ffalkner but on the ii th of 
Auguft being the day of the examination of Abi 
gail ffalkner (he did moft dreadfully afflict me dure- 
ing the time of hir examination J faw Abigail 
ffalkner or hir Apperance moft grevioufly afflecl: 
and torment farah phelps and Ann putnam and J 
veryly beleve in my heart that Abigail ffalkner is 
awicth and that fhe has often afflected me and the 
afforefaid faid perfons by acts of wicthcraft. 

The above named mary Walcott affirmed ye 
Grand inqueft that y e aboue written Euidences is 
truth vpon her oath 17 Sept. : 1692. 

Martha Sprague v. Abigail Faulkner. 

The depofiftion of Martha Spreague who teftifi 
eth and faith that J haue ben moft greuioufly af- 



Salem Witchcraft. 133 

fleeted and tormented by Abigail ffalkner of Ande- 
vor fence the begining of Auguft 1692. alfo J faw 
Abigail ffalkner or hir Apperance moft greviouQy 
torment and afflict Hannah Bigfbe and Rofe ffofter 
and Sarah phelps and J veryly beleue in my heart 
that Abigaill ffalkner is a width and that (he has often 
afflected me and feverall others by acts of witchcraft 
The aboue named Martha fprague affirmed be 
fore ye grand inqueft that y e aboue written evi 
dence is truth vpon her oath 17 Sep 1692. 

Mary Warren v. Abigail Falkner. 

The depofiftion of marry warren who teftifieth, 
and faith that Abigail ffalkner of Andevor did moft 
grevioufly afflict and torment me on I I th Auguft 
1692 dureing the time of hir examination for if 
me did but look upon me (he would ftrick me 
downe or almoft choak me alfo on the day of her 
examination J faw Abigail ffalkner or hir Apper 
ance moft grevioufly afflect and torment mary wal- 
cott Ann putnam and Sarah phelps and J veryly 
beleue that Abigail ffalkner is a width and that me 
has often afflected me and feverall other by acts of 
wicthcraft 

Mary Waren ownd upon her oath to ye grand 
Inqueft that ye above written evidence is ye truth. 
Sept 17 : 1692. 

Sarah Phelps v. Abigail Faulkner. 

The depofiftion of Sarah phelps who teftifieth 
and faith that about the begining of Auguft 1692 J 



134 Salem Witchcraft. 

was moft grevioufly affledted and tormented by 
Abigail ffalkner or hir Apperance : but moft dread 
fully me did torment on the 1 1 Auguft being the 
day of her examination for if (he did but loock upon 
me me would ftrick me down or almoft choake 
me : alfo fence the begining of Auguft J have feen 
Abigaill ffalkner or hir apperance moft grevioufly 
afflecl: and torment mary Walcott Ann putnam and 
Martha fprague and J veryly beleue in my heart 
that Abigail ffalkner is a width and that me has very 
offten affledted me and the afforefaid perfons by acts 
of wicthcraft. 

The aboue named Sarah Phelps affirmed before 
ye Grand inqueft that ye aboue written evidence is 
truth vpon her oath ye aboue written evidence is 
truth vpon her oath ye 17 Sep 1 1692. Jurat. 

Dorothy Faulkner, Abigail Faulkner, Martha Ty 
ler, Jobannab Tyler, Sarah Wilfon, "Jofeph Dra 
per v. Abigail Faulkner. 

dorritye fforkner and Abigale fforknor children 
to Abigail fforknor of Andouer now in prifon con- 
farfed befor the honoured majaftrats vpon theire 
examination heare in Salam the 16 day of this en- 
ftant fubtember 1692 that thire mother apared and 
mayd them witches and alfo marthy Tyler Johanah 
Tyler and Sarih willfon and Jofeph draper all ac- 
knowlidge that they ware lead into that dreadfull 
fin of witchcraft by her meanfe the foref d Abigale 
forknor The above named perfons each and euery 



Salem Witchcraft. 135 

one of them did affirm before ye Grand inqueft that 
the aboue written evidences are truth : 17 fept 
1692. 

Ann Putnam v. Abigail Faulkner. 

The depofiftion of Ann putnam who teftifieth 
and faith that about the 9 th of Auguft 1692. J was 
affledted by a woman which tould me her name 
was ffalkner : but on the ii th of Auguft being the 
day of the Examination of Abigail ffalkner me did 
moft dreadfully torment me during the time of hir 
Examination alfo on the day of hir Examination J 
law Abigaill ffalkner or hir Apperance moft grevi- 
oufly afflecl: and torment mary walcott farah phelps 
and J beleue that Abigal ffalkner is a width and that 
me has often afflected me and feueral others by 
acts of witchcraft. 

The above named Ann Putnam affirmed before 
ye Grand inqueft that ye aboue written evidence is 
the truth vpon her oath. 

Sworne before y e grand Jury. Sept. 17. 1692. 

Indictment v. Ann Fojler. 

Effex in the Province 1 Anno RR s &RegineeGuliel- 
of theMaffachuetts, mi & Mariee Angliee &c a 
Bay in New Eng- 1 Quarto Annoq Domini 1692. 
land fs. 

The Juriors for ou r Sou r Lord & Lady King & 
Queen doe prefent that Ann ffofterof Andivor In the 
County of Effex Widow Jn and vpon the fifteenth day 



136 Salem Witchcraft. 

of July In the year aforef d and diuers other days and 
times as well before as after Certaine Deteftable arts 
called Witchcraft and Sorceries wickedly and Ma- 
litioufly and fellonioufly hath vfed praclifed & Ex- 
ercifed at and in the Towne of Salem in the County 
of EfTex aforefaid in vpon and againft one Eliz* 
Hobert of Salem in the County of EfTex aforefaid 
Single Woman by which faid wicked arts the faid 
Elizabeth Hobert the day and yeare aforefaid and 
divers other days and times both before and after 
was and is Tortured aflicted Confumed Pined wafted 
and Tormented and alfo for fundry other acts of 
witchcraft by the faid Ann fofter Comitted and 
done before and fince that time againft the peace 
of o r Sou r Lord and Lady the King and Queen 
theire Crowne and Dignity, and the forme of the 
Stattute in that Cafe made and Provided. 

The examination and Confeflion of Ann ffofter 
at Salem Vilage 15 July 1692. after a while Ann 
ffofter confefed that the deuil apered to her in the 
fliape of a bird at feueral Times, fuch a bird as me 
neuerfaw the like before, and that me had had this 
gift (viz. of ftriking ye aflicted downe w th her eye 
euer) fince, and being afk 1 why fhe thought y r bird 
was the diuill fhe anlwered becaufe he came white 
and vanifhed away black and y { the diuill told her 
y* fhe mould haue this gift and y 1 me muft beleiue 
him and told her fhe fhould haue profperity, and fhe 
faid y f he had apeared to her three times and was 
always as a bird, and the laft time was a bout half 
a yeare fince, and fat upon a table had two legs ; 



Salem Witchcraft. 137 

great eyes and y l it was the fecond time of his apear- 
ance that he promifed her profperity and y* it was 
Carriers wife about three weeks agoe y 1 came and 
perfwaded her to hurt thefe people. 

1 6 July. 1692. Ann ffofter Examined confefed 
y* it was Goody Carier y made her a witch y t me 
came to her in perfon about Six yeares agoe & told 
her if (he would not be a witch y e divill mould tare 
her in peices and cary her away at w ch time me 
promifed to Serue the divill, y l me had bewitched 
a hog of John Loujoys to death and that me had 
hurt fome perfons in Salem Vilage, y f goody Carier 
came to her and would haue her bewitch two child 
ren of Andrew Allins and that me had then two 
popets made and (luck pins in them to bewitch ye 
faid children by which one of them dyed ye other 
very fick, that me was at the meeting of the witches 
at Salem Village, y c Goody Carier came and told 
her of the meeting and would haue her goe, fo they 
got upon Sticks and went faid Jorny and being 
there did fee m r Burroughs y e minifter who fpake 
to them all, and this was about two months agoe 
that ther was then twenty five perfons meet toge 
ther, that me tyed a knot in a Rage and threw it 
into the fire to hurt Timo. Swan and that me did 
hurt the reft y l complayned of her by fquefing 
popets like them and fo almoft choaked them. 

1 8 July 1692. Ann ffofter Examined confefed 
y ye deuil in mape of a man apered to her w tlx 
Goody carier about fix yeare fince when they made 



138 Salem Witchcraft. 

her a witch and that (he promifedto feme the di- 
vill two yeares, upon w ch the Diuill promifed her 
profperity and many things but neuer performed it, 
that (he and martha Carier did both ride on a ftick 
or pole when they went to the witch meeting at 
Salem Village and that the ftick broak : as they 
ware caried in the aire aboue the tops of the trees, 
and they fell but {he did hang faft about the neck 
of Goody Carier and ware prefently at the vilage, 
that fhe was then much hurt of her Leg, me fur 
ther faith that fhe hard ibme of the witches fay, that 
there was three hundred and flue in the whole 
Country and that they would ruin that place y e 
Vilage, alfo faith ther was was prefent att that mett- 
ing two men befides m r Burroughs y e minifter and 
one of them had gray haire, me faith y r fhe for 
merly frequented the publique metting to worfhip 
god. but the diuill had fuch power ouer her y 1 me 
could not profit there and y r was her undoeing : 
me faith y l about three or foure yeares agoe Mar 
tha Carier told her fhe would bewitch James Hobbs 
child to death and the child dyed in twenty four 
hours. 

21. July : 92. Ann ffofter Examined Owned 
her former conffeiion being read to her and further 
conffefed that the difcourfe amongft ye witches at 
ye meeting at Salem village was that they would 
afflicT: there to let up the Diuils Kingdome. This 
confefion is true as witnefe my hand : 

the marke of 

Ann -f ffofter 



Salem Witchcraft. 139 

Ann fFofter Signed and Owned theaboue Exam 
ination and Conffefion before me 

JOHN HIGGINSON Jus 1 peace 
Salem Septem br 1692. 

Indictment v. Mary Lacey. 

EiTex in the Province] Anno R R s Reginee Gul- 
of the MafTachuietts I lielmi & Mariee & Angliee 
Bay in New Eng- |& Quarto Annoq. Domini 
land j 1692. 

The Jurors for o r Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doe prefent that Mary Lacey Wife of 
Lawrence Lacey of Andivor in the County of Eflex 
Hufbandman vpon the Twentieth day of July In the 
year aforefaid and diners other dayes and times as 
well before as after Certaine deteftable Arts called 
Witchcraft and Soceries wickedly Mallitioufly and 
ffellonioufly hath vfed Practifed and Exercifed at 
and in the Towne of Salem in the County of EfTex 
aforefaid in vpon and againft one Elizabeth Robert 
of Salem aforefaid Single Woman by which Said 
wicked Arts the faid Eliza : Hobert ye day and yea r 
aforefaid and diners other dayes and Times Both 
Before and after was and is Tortured aflicted Con- 
lum d Pined Wafted and Tormented and alfo for 
Sundry other Acts of witchcraft by the faid Mary 
lacey comitted and done Before and fince that time 
againft the Peace of o r Sou r Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and 
the forme of the Stattute in that Cafe made and 
Provided 



140 Salem Witchcraft. 

Examination of Mary Lacey. 

21 July 1692. A part of Goody Laceyes 2 d 
Examination and confeffion to be added to the firft. 
Before maj r Gedney, M r Hauthorn & M r Corwin. 

When Goody fofter was upon examination the 
fecond tyme, Goody Lacey was brought in alfo, 
who faid to her mother fofter, we haue forfaken 
Jefus chrift, and the devil hath got hold of us. how 
mall we get cleare of this evil one. 

{he confeies that her mother fofter, Goody Car- 
ryer and herfelf rid upon a pole to Salem Village 
meeting, and that the pole broke a litle way off 
from the village, (he fayth further that about 3 or 4 
yeares agoe me faw miftrefs Bradburry Goody How 
and Goody nurfe baptifed by the old Serpent at 
newburry falls And that he dipped theire heads 
in the water and then faid they wer his and he had 
power over them, me fayes there were Six baptifed 
at that tyme who were fome of the chieff or heigher 
powers, and that there might be neare about a hun 
dred in company at that tyme. It being afked her, 
after what maner fhe went to Newberry falls, an- 
fwered the devil carryed her in his armes, And 
Sayth further that if me doe take a ragg, clout or 
any fuch thing and Roll it up together, And Ima 
gine it to reprefent fuch and fuch a perfone, Then 
whatfoever me doth to that Ragg or clout fo rouled 
up, The perfone reprefented thereby will be in lyke 
manner afflidted. It being againe afked her if what 
me had faid was all true, She anfwered affirma- 



Salem Witchcraft. 14.1 

lively, confefling alfo that Andrew Carryer was 
witch. 

Sheconfeffes that (he afflicted Timothy Swan in 
Comp a with miftrefs Bradbury Goody Carryer, 
Richard Carryer and her own daughter mary lacey, 
The afflicted him with an Jron Ipindleand me thinks 
they did once with a tobacko pipe. 

She faid (he was in Swans chamber and it being 
afk t which way me got in anfwered the devil helpt 
her in at the window: She alfo remembers the af 
flicting of Ballards wife, and y f Rich d Carryer was 
y r alfo, 

She faid further the devil take away her memory 
and will not let her remember. 

Eliz : Hubbard v. Mary Lacey. 

Eliz : Hubert affirmed to y e grand Jnqueft that 
me hath feen Mary lafcy fen r afflict Jofeph Ballards 
wife of Andover me fayth alfo that f d Mary Lafcy 
did at ye time of her examination afflict her f d Eliz 
Hubbert and mercy Lewis and (he dos beleue f d 
mary lafcy was a witch and afflicted me and ye 
above f d perfons by witchcraft but me never afflicted 
her f d Hubberd fince me confefTed. 

Mercy Lewis v. Mary Lacey. 

upon oath Sept r 14 : 1692. 
Mercy lewis affirmed to ye grand Jnqueft that 
he faw Mary Lafcy fen r afflict Jofeph Ballards wife 
of Andover me faith alfo : that mary Lafcy fen r af- 



142 Salem Witchcraft. 

fli<fted her f d Lewis and Eliz Hubbert at y e time of 
her examination but fince me has not hurt her : 
fhe fayth me beleeves f d Lacy was a witch and af 
flicted her and ye aboue named perfons by witch 
craft Sept r ye 14: 1692. upon oath. 

Mary Warren v. Mary Lacey. 

Mary Warin affirmed to y e Grand Jnquefl that 
fhe faw Mary Lafcy fen r Afflict Eliz : Hubbert & 
Mercy lewis at ye time of her examination : fhe 
owned it upon her former oath Sept 14: 1692. 

Indictment v. Rebecca Eames No. i. 

EfTex in the Province! Anno R R s Reginee Guliel- 
of the MalTachufetts mi & Mariee Angliee &c 
BayinNew England i Quarto Annoq Domini 
fs. j 1692. 

The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the 
King and Queen doe prefent. That Rebekah Eames 
wife of Robert Eames of Boxford in the County of 
EfTex aforefaid In the yeare aforef d and diuers other 
dayes and times as well before as After Certaine 
Deteftable Arts called witchcraft and Sorceries 
Wickedly Mallitioufly and ffellonioufly hath vfed 
practifed and Exercifed at and in the Towne of An- 
divor in the County of EfTex aforef d in vpon and 
againft one Timothy Swan aforef d by which faid 
wicked acts the faid Timothy Swan the day and 
yeare aforef d and Diuers other dayes and times both 
before and was and is Tortured aflicted Confumed 
Wafted Pined and Tormented and alfo for Sundry 



Salem Witchcraft. 143 

other Acts of Witchcraft by the faid Rebekah 
Eames Comitted and done before and fince that 
time againft the peace of our Sou r Lord and Lady 
the King and Queen theire Crowne and dignity 
and the forme in the Stattute In that cafe made and 
provided. 

(Endorfement) 
She acknowledged y* me aflicted Tim Swann. 

Indictment v. Rebecca Eames. No. 2. 



EiTex in the province 
of theMaffachuetts 
Bay, in New Eng- 



An R R s & Reginee Guliel- 
mi & Mariee Angliee &c 
quarto Anoq. Dom. 1692. 



land fs 

The Juriors for o r Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doe preient that Rebekah Eames Wife 
of Robert Eames of Boxford in ye County aforef d 
About twenty fix yeares paft in the Towne of Box- 
ford in the County aforeiaid Wickedly and felloni- 
oufly A covenant with The evill Speritt the Devill 
did make in and by which Wicked Couenant Shee 
the faid Rebekah Eames hir Soule and body to the 
Deuill did giue and promifed to Serve and obey him 
and Keep his wayes Contrary to the Stattute of the 
firft yeare of ye Reigne of King James the firft in 
that cafe made and Provided And Againft the peace 
of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady the King and 
Queen their Crowne and Dignity 

Examination of Rebecca Eames. 

Rebecca Eames examined before Salem, Majef- 
trats, Aug st 19: 1692. She owned me had bin in 



144 Salem Witchcraft. 

y e fnare a monthe or 2 : and had bin perfuaded to 
it 3 monthes and that y e devil apeared to her like 
a colt very ugly ye firfr. time but fhe would not own 
y* (he had bin baptifed by him fhe did not know 
but y f y e devil did perfuade her to renounce god 
and chrift and ffolow his wicked wayes and that 
fhe did take his Counfell and that fhe did afflict 
Timo : Swan fhe did not know but that y e devil 
might alk her body and foul and fhe knows not but 
y l fhe did give him foul and body after ward flief^ 
fhe did do it and that fhe would forfake god and his 
works : and ye devil promifed her to give herpowr 
to avenge herfelfe on them that offended her after 
ward fhe f d ye devil apeared to her 7 year agoe and 
that he had tempted her to ly and had made her to 
afflict perfons but fhe could not tell their names that 
fhe firft afflicted 2 who came w l ye devil when he 
made you a witch A : a ragged girl : they came to 
gether and they perfwaded me to afflict : and J 
afflicte mary Warin and an other fayr face it is 
abo 1 a quarter of a year agoe : J did it by flicking 
of pins : but did you afflict Swan : yes, but I am 
forry for it : 2. where had you your fpear A. J had 
nothing but an all but was it with yo r body or fpi- 
rit you came to hurt thefe maydes : A. with my 
fpirit : 2. but can you afk them forgivnes A : 
J will fall down on my knees to afk it of them : She 
would not own that fhe fignd y e devils book when 
he afkd her body and foul : but he would have 
had her done it nor to a burch Rign nor nothing : 
She f d ye devil was in ye Shape of a hors when he 



Salem Witchcraft. 14.5 

caried her to afflict : but would not own anybody 
went with her to afflict but y e afflicted f d her fon 
Dan 11 went with her to afflict : 2. did you not fay 
y e Devil baptiied yo r fon daniell. A. he told me 
fo ; but ; did you not touch the book nor lay yo r 
hand on book nor paper. A : I layd my hand on 
nothing without it was a peice of board : and did 
you lay yo r hand on ye board when he bid you. A: 
yes ; mary Lafcy f d me had given her fon Dan 11 to 
ye devil at 2 years old : and y her apertion told her 
fo : but me could not remember it : me was bid to 
take warin and lafcy by y e hand and beg forgivnes 
and did fo and they forgave her me f d if me had 
given her ion Dan 11 to ye devil it was in an Angry 
fitt me did not know but me might do it nor J do 
not know he is a wich but J am afrayd he is : mary 
lafcy faw her fon Dan 11 ftand before her and f d 
Dan 11 bid his mother not confefs he was a Wich : 
his mother did not know me f d but me might fe 
him for (he faw a burlling thing before her : Mary 
Lafcy f d me had baptized her fon Dan 11 and me had 
bin babtized in five mile Pond : me f d ye reafon 
me feared Dan 11 was a witch : was becaus he ufed 
dredfull bad words when he was Angry : and bad 
wifhes ; being afked the age of Dan 11 fd he was 28 
years old ; me was told ihe had bin long a witch ; 
then, if Lhe gave her fon to ye devil at 2 years old 
me owned me had bin difcontented fince me had 
bin in league with y e devil : me knew not but y e 
devil might come once a day lik a mous or ratt : 
me f d me knew Sarah parker but did not know her 
T a 



146 Salem Witchcraft. 

to be a wich : but (he heard (he had bin crofd in 
love and ye devil had come to her and kifd her: 
who was with you when you afflicted fvvan : A. 
nobody but my fon Dan 11 he was there when J came 
theether : (lie would have Dan 11 perfwaded to con- 
fes but was told me were bed to perfwade him 
becaus (he knew him to be a wich : (he was afkt 
if (he was at y e execution : (he f d (he was at y e 
hous below y e hill : (he faw a few folk : the woman 
of y e hous had a pin ftuck into her foot : but (he 
f d (he did not doe it : but how do you afflict : A : 
J Confent to it : but have you bin a width 26 years : 
A : no, J cannot remember but 7 years and have 
afflicted about a quarter of a year : but : if you have 
bin a wich fo long : why did you not afflict before 
feing you promiied to Sen ye devil, A : others did 
not Afflict before and the devil did not require it : 
but : doth not ye devil threaten you if you not do 
what he fes : A, yes he thretens to tere me in pei- 
ces : but did you ufe to goe to meeting on Sabbath 
dayes ; yes, but not fo often as J fhould have done : 
what (hape did the devil com in when you laydyo r 
hand on y e board : A. J cannot tell except it was a 
mous. 

Indictment v. Samuel War dwell No. i . 

Eflex in the province] Anno R R s Reginee Gu- 

of the MaiTachufetts I lielmi Mariee Angliee & c 

Bay in New Eng- j Quarto Annoq. Domini 

landfs. j 1692. 

The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 



Salem Witchcraft. 14.7 

and Queen doe prefent that Samuel Wardell of An- 
divor Jn the County of Eilex Carpenter on or 
about the fifteenth day of Auguft Jn the yeare 
aforefaid and diuers other days and times as well be 
fore as after Certaine deteftable arts called Witch 
craft and Sorceries Wickedly Mallitioufly and fello- 
nioufly hath ufed praclifed and Exercifed at and in 
the Towne of Boxford in the County of EfTex 
aforefaid in upon and againft one Martha Sprague 
of Boxford in the County of EfTex aforefaid Single- 
woman by which laid wicked Acts the faid Mar 
tha Sprague the day and yeare aforefaid and diuers 
other days and times both before and after was and is 
Tortured Aflicted Confumed Pined Wafted and 
Tormented, and alfo for fundry other Acts of 
Witchcraft by the faid Samuel Wardell Comitted 
and done before and iince that time againft the 
peace of our Soueraigne Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen theire Crowne and dignity And the 
forme in the Stattute in that cafe made and Pro- 
uided. 

Indictment v. Samuel War dwell No. 2. 



ElTex in the province 
of the Maffachufetts 
Bay, in New Eng- 



An R R s & Reginee Guliel- 
mi & Mariee Angliee &c 
Quarto Anoq. Dom. 1692. 



land fs. 

The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen p r fent Samuel Wardell of Andivor in 
the County of EfTex Carpenf About Twenty yeares 
agoe in the Towne of Andivor Jn the County of 



14.8 Salem Witchcraft. 

EfTex aforefaid Wickedly and ffellonioufly he the 
faid Samuel Wardell with the Evill Speritt the Devill 
A Couenant did make Wherin he promifed to ho 
nor Wormip and beliue the devill Contrary to the 
Stattute of King James the firft in that behalfe made 
and provided, And Againft the peace of Sovareigne 
Lord and Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne 
and dignity. 

Examination of Samuel War dwell. 

The examination and Confeffion of Sam 11 ward- 
well taken Sep 1 1 st 92. before John Higginlbn Efq 
of theire majties Juftices of peace for the County 
of EfTex. 

After the returneing of negative anfwers to feve- 
rail queftions He faid he was fenlible he was in the 
fnare of the devil, he ufed to be much difcontented 
that Pie could get no more work done, and that he 
had been foolifhly led along with telling of fortunes, 
which fometymes came to pals, He ufed alfo when 
any creature came into his field to bid the devil 
take it, and it may be the devil took advantage of 
him by that Conftable fofler of Andover laid that 
this wardwell told him once in the woods that when 
he was a young man he could make all his cattell 
come round about him when he pleafed. The faid 
wardwell being urged to tell o truth he proceeded 
thus, That being once in a difcontented frame he 
faw fome catts together with the appearance of a 
man who called himfelf a prince of the aire & pro- 
mifed him he fhould live comfortably and be a cap- 



Salem Witchcraft. 149 

tain and requyred faid wardwell to honor him 
which he promifed to doe and it was about twenty 
years agoe : He faid the reafon of his difcontent 
then was becaufe he was in love with a maid named 
Barker who flighted his love, And the firft 
Apperance of the catt then was behind Capt 1 brad- 
greets houfe, about a week after that a black man 
appeared in the day tyme at the fame place and 
called hirfelf prince and lord and told him the faid 
wardwell he muft wormip and believe him, and 
promifed as above, with this addition that he mould 
never want for any thing but that the black man 
had never performed anything, and further that 
when he would goe to prayer in his family the de 
vil wold begin to be angry. He faith alfo that at 
that tyme when the devil appeared and told him he 
was prince of the aire that then he Syned his book 
by makeing a marke like a fquare with a black pen 
and that the devil brought him the pen and Jnk : 
He faith further he couenanted with the devil untill 
he mould arryve to the age of fixty years and that 
he is now about the age of 46 years And at that 
tyme the devil promifed on his part, as is above ex- 
preft, he faid it was about a f r night agoe fince he 
began to afflidl, and confefles that mary Lilly and 
Hannah Tayler of Ridding were of his company, 
Further he faith that martha Sprague was the firft 
he afflicted, that the devil put him upon it and 
threatned him y r unto And that he did it by pinch 
ing his coat and buttons when he was difcontented, 
and gave the devil a commiffion ib to doe, He fayes 



150 Salem Witchcraft. 

he was baptized by the black man at Shaw fhin 
river alone and was dypt all over and beleues he 
renounced his former baptifme 

John Higginfon 

Sam 11 Wardwell owned to y e grand Jnqueft that 
ye above written confemon was taken from his 
mouth and that he faid it but he f d he belyed him- 
felfe he alfo f d it was alone one he knew he mould 
dye for it whether he ownd it or no. 

Sept r 13 th 1692. 

Martha Sprague v. Sam 1 Wardwell. 

Martha Spreag Aged 16 years Affirmed to ye 
grand Jnqueft : that Sam 11 Wardwell has afflicted 
her both before his examination and at ye time of 
it by pinching and flicking pinfe into her and ftrik- 
ing me downe and yeflerday when I had a warant 
to come to court faid wardwell did grevioufly af 
flict me J alfo have feen f d wardwell afflict Rofe 
ffofter and her mother and I veryly beleeve he is a 
wizzard and that he afflicted me and ye above men 
tioned by acts of witchcraft, 

Sep tr 14 ; 1692 Jurat. 

Mary Warrin v. Sam 1 Wardwell. 

Mary Warin affirmd to Jury of Inqueft that 
Sam 11 Wardwell hath often afflicted her and that he 
now before y e grand inqueft hath afflicted her alfo 
me fd that y c on y e day and at ye time of f d ward- 
wels examination he did afflict Martha Spreag and 



Salem Witchcraft. 151 

me veryly beleevs f d Wardwell is a wizzard and y* 
he afflicted her and martha Spreag by witchcraft. 
Jurat Sept . j^ : 1692 upon her oath. 

Mary Walcott v. Sam 1 Wardwell. 

Mary Walcot affirmed to ye grand Jnqueft that 
me law Sam 11 Wardwell or his Apperition pull 
Martha Spreag off from her horfe as fhe was riding 
out of Salem and verily beleevs he did it by witch 
craft. Sept r 14: 1692 upon oath Jurat. 

Ephraim Fojier v. Sam 1 Wardwell. 

The depofetion of Ephraim ffofter of Andover 
aged about thirty four years this deponant teftifyeth 
and fayeth that he heard Samuell Wordwell the 
priioner now at the bare tell my wife that me mould 
haue five gurls before (he mould have a ion ; which 
thing is come to pafe : and J heard him tell dority 
Eames hur forten and J have heard faid dority fay 
after that me belived wardwell was a witch or els 
he cold neuer tell what he did and J took knotes 
that faid wardwall would look in their hand and 
then would caft his eyes down upon y e ground all- 
ways before he told Enything this I have both feen 
and heard feuerall times and about feveral perfons, 
and y r he could make cattle come to him when he 
pleaied. Jurat in Curia. 

Thomas Chandler v. Sam 1 Wardwell. 

The tiftimony of Thomas Chandler aged about 
65 who faith that J have often hard Samuell war- 



152 Salem Witchcraft. 

die of Andouer till yung perfon their fortine and 
he was much adicted to that and mayd fport of it 
and farther faith not Jurat in Curia. 

"Joseph B a Hard v. Sam 1 War dwell. 

The teftimony of Jofeph Ballard of andouer eaged 
about 41 yeares faith that my brother John 
Ballard told me that Samuel Wardel told him that 
J had reported that he had bewitched my wife 
thefe wordes ware fpoken before J had any knolidg 
of my wife being aflicled by wichcraft after J met 
ing with faid Samuel wardel prilhor at the bar J 
told him that J douteed that he was gilty of hurt 
ing my wife for J had no futch thoughts nor had 
fpoken any fuch wordes of him or any other perfon 
and tharefore J doe not know but you are gilty, & 
further y 1 Sam 11 Wardwell owned to this deponent 
that he had (poke it to my brother. 

Jurat in Curia, 

Abigail Martin, "John Bridges v. Sam 1 Wardwell. 

the depofitionof Abigell marten of Andavr Aged 
about fixteen years this deponant teftifyeth and 
fayeth that fome time laft winter Samuel wordwall 
being at my fathers hows with John ffarnom : J 
heard faid John farnom afk faid wordwall his for- 
teen, which he did and told him that he was in love 
with a gurl but mould be croft and mould goe to 
the Sutherd which faid farnom oned to be his 
thought faid wardwall further told he had like to be 
fhot with a gon, and mould haue a foall of from 



Salem Witchcraft. 153 

his horfe or mould haue, which faid farnom, after 
oned that he told right. 

And further} heard him tell Jeams bridges his 
forten that he loued a gurll at forteen years old 
which faid bridges oned to be the truth but cold 
not imagin how laid wordwall knew : for he neuer 
fpake of it ; John bridges, father of faid ieams 
bridges fayeth he heard Jeam fay J wonder how 
wordwall cold teell fo true 

Jurat in Curia, by both. 

Indiffiment v. Mary Parker. 

EiTex in the Province] Anno R R s & Reginee Gu- 
of the MalTachufetts | lielmi & Mariee Angliee 
Bayin New England J &c Quarto Annoq. Domini 
fs J j 1692. 

The Jurors for o r Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doe prefent That Mary Parker of Andi- 
vor In the County of EfTex Widdow ye firft day of 
Septemb r In the yeare aforefaid and diuers other 
dayes and Times as well before as after Certaine 
deteftable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries 
Wickedly Malliftioufly and fellonioufly hath vfed 
pra&ifed and Exercifed at and in the Towne of Sa 
lem in ye County of EiTex aforefaid in upon and 
againfl one Martha Sprague of Boxford in aforefaid 
the County of Effex aforefaid Single Woman By 
which faid wicked Acts the faid Martha Sprague ye 
day and yea r aforefaid and divers other dayes and 
times hath before and alter was and is Tortured 
aflidted Confumed Pined wafted and Tormented 
U* 



154- Salem Witchcraft. 

and alfo for Sundry other acts of witchcraft by 
the faid Mary Parker Comitted and done before 
and fince that Time againft the peace of or Sou r 
Lord and Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne 
and dignity and the forme of the Stattute in that 
cafe made and Prouided. 

Examination of Mary Parker. 

2 Sep r 1692. The Examination of mary parker 
of Andover widow taken before Barth Gidny 
John Hathorne Jona 1 Corwin and John Higginfon 
Efq r ther majefties Juftices of the peace for the 
County of ElTex in the forth yeare of theire ma 
jefties reigne. 

upon mentioneing of her name, feverall afflicted 
perfones wer ftruck down as mary warrin Sarah 
churchhill, hannah poft, Sarah Bridges Mercy 
ward, And when me came before the Juftices, 
me recovered all the afflicted out of their fitts by 
the touch of ther hand. She is accufed for acting 
of witchcraft upon martha fprague And Sarah 
Phelps. 2. how long have y e been in the fnare of 
the devil. 

Anfr. I know nothing of it. There is another 
woman of the fame name in Andover. But martha 
Spreague affirmed that this is the very woman that 
afflicted her : The faid mary parker Lookeingupon 
Sprague ftruck her down, and recovered her again 
out of her Mary Lacey being in a fitt, cryed 
out upon mary parker, and f d parker recovered her 



Salem Witchcraft. 155 

out of her fitt, mercy wardwell was twice afflicted 
by parker and recovered again by her ; 

William Barker lookeing upon mary Parker faid 
to her face That me was one of his company, And 
that the laft night me afflicted martha Sprague in 
company with him. 

Mercy wardwell faid that this mary parker was 
alfo one of her company and that the faid parker 
afflicted Timothy Swan in her company Mary 
Warrin in a violent fitt was brought neare haveing 
a pinn run through her hand and blood runing out 
of her mouth She was recovered from her fitt by 
f d mary parker, The faid mary warrin faid that this 
mary parker afflicted and tormented her, And fur 
ther that me faw the faid parker at ane examination 
vp at Salem Village fitting upon one of the beams 
of the houfe. 

I under written being appointed by the Juftices 
of the peace in Salem to wry 1 down the Examina 
tion of Mary Parker above mentioned, Doe teftify 
this to be a true copy of the originall examination, 
As to the fubftance of it, 

W m MURRAY. 

yno Weftgate v. Mary Parker. 

In Wefgate aged about forty years This depo- 
nant Teftifyeth thatt about Eight years fince he 
being att the houfe of m r Sam 11 Beadle In the com 
pany of Ino Parker and feverall others, the wife of 
faid In Parker came into the company and fcolded 
att and called her hufhand all to nought whereupon 



156 Salem Witchcraft, 

I the faid deponent tooke her hufbands part telling 
of her it was an unbefeeming thing for her to come 

D O 

after him to the taverne and raile after thatt rate 
w th thatt fhe came up to me and called me rogue 
and bid me mind my owne bufines and told me J 
had better have faid nothing ibmetime afterwards, 
J y e f d deponent going ffrom the houfe of m r San 11 
King w n I came over againft Jn Robinfons houfe I 
heard a great noyce coming ffrom towards m r babage 
his houfe then there apeared a black hogge running 
towards me w th open mouth as though he would 
have devoured me, att that Inftant time, I the laid 
deponent fell downe vpon my hipp and my knjfe 
runn into my hipp up to the haft w n J came home 
my knife was in my fheath w n J drew itt out of the 
{heath then imediately the meath fell all to peaces, 
and further this deponent teftifyeth thatt after he 
gott up from his fall his ftockin and (hue was full 
of blood and that he was forc t to craule along by 
the fence all the way home and the hogg followed 
him and never left him tell he came home, and 
haueing a flout dog then with mee, the dog run 
then away from him leapeing ouer y e fence and 
Crying much, which at other tymes vied to Wory 
any hog well or Sufficiently, which hogg J then ap 
prehended was either y c Diuell or fome euill thing 
not a reall hog, and did then really Judge or deter 
mine in my mind that it was Either Goody parker 
or by her meenes, and procureing feareing y r me is 
a Witch. 

Sworne Salem June 2 d 1692. Before John Ha- 



Salem Witchcraft. 157 

thorne Affii t JnWeftgate declared y e aboue written 
and what is written on the other fide of this paper 
to be a true evidence before ye Jury of Jnqueft 
upon y e oath he hath taken : Septem r 7 : 1692. 
Jurat in Curia. 

W m Barker v. Mary Parker. 

W m Barker Jun r affirmed to ye grand Jnqueft that 
mary Parker did in company with him f d Barker 
confefTed which was y e i of Sep 1 1692. this he 
owned to ye grand Jnqueft : Sep f 16 : 1692. 

Owned in Court. 

Mary War dwell v. Mary Parker. 

Mercy Wardwell owned to y e grand inqueft that 
(he had feen ye mape of Mary Parker when me f d 
Wardwell afflicted Tim Swan : alfo me f d me faw 
f d parkers Shape when the f d wardwell afflicted 
Martha Sprage but J did not certainely know that 
f d parker was a witch : this me owned to ye Grand 
Jnqueft. Sept: 16: 1692. 

yno Bullock v. Mary Parker. 

Jn Bullock aged 36 years teftifieth y r aboute ye 
middle of January laft paft one of my neighbo 13 
told mey c mrs park r did lay upon ye durt & Snow 
if J did not take care of her y* me would perim 
whereupon I did defire fome men y 1 were in mye 
hous to goe and help her : and when they came to 
hery t they would not meddle becaufe they thought 



158 Salem Witchcraft. 

me was ded there being a neighho r by faid (lie faw 
her before in fuch kind of fits : then J perfwaded 
one man bye : to take her upon his (boulders and 
Carrye her home but in a little way going he let her 
fall upon a place of ftones : w ch did not awake her 
w ch caufed me to think fhe was really dead after y r 
wee Carryed her into her hous and Caufed her 
Cloaths to be taken of and while we were taking 
of her Cloaths to put her into bed me rifes up & 
laughs in o r faces. 

Martha Dutch aged abo t 36 years teftifyeth to ye 
above written and farthar faith that J have fene laid 
parker in fuch a condition feuerall othar tims. 

Jurat in Curia Sep r 7 : 92. 

S SEWALL Cle. 

Sam 11 S hat took < v. Mary Parker. 

Sam 11 Shattock aged 41 years teftifieth y 1 in the 
year 1685 : Goodwife Parker wife of Jn Parker 
mariner Came to my hous, and went into the room 
where my wife and Children were and fauned upon 
my wife w th very Smooth words in a Short tyme 
after that Child w ch was Suppofed to haue bin un 
der an ill hand for Seuerall years before : was taken 
in a Strange and unuceall maner as if his vitalls 
would haue broake out his breaft boane, drawn up 
togather to the uper part of his breft his neck & 
Eyes drawne Soe much afide as if they would neuer 
come to right againe he lay in So Strange a maner 
y* the Doctor and others did beliue he was be 
witched Soom days after Som of the viliters Cut 



Salem Witchcraft. 159 

Som of his haire of to boyle w ch they faide altho 
they did w th great tendernes ye Child would Shreek 
out as if he had bin tormented : they put his hair 
in a fkillet ouer a fier w ch Stood plaine on the 
hearth and as ion as they were gon out of ye room 
it was throwne doune and i came immediatly into 
y e room and Could See no Creature in ye room 
they put it on againe and after it had boyled Som 
tyme the aboue faid Goodwife Parker Came in and 
afked if i would buye Soom Chickens J told her 
no : the woman y r were above in the Chamber faid 
to me it is pitty you did not afk to See her chick 
ens for they did beleiue me had none to Sell : and 
advifed me to fend to her hous to buy Som w ch i did 
and y e mefTenger brought me word y c me told him 
(he had none and y c y e woman y 1 liued in the Same 
hous told him y r ye faid Parker had not had any in 
three weeks before : Soom days after She w th her 
huiband and two men moor Came to mye hous. & 
to anfwer their requeft i went to them : She afked 
me if i faide (he had bewitched mye Child J told 
her J did beliue She had : fhe faid to me you are a 
wicked man : ye lord avenge me of you ye lord 
bring vengeance upon you for this wrong: one of 
y e men afked her w 1 made you Com to this hous laft 
Saturday : She faide to Sell Chicken : why did not 
you let him haue y m when he fent for ym faid he : 
She faid becaus fhe had fold y m he afked to 
whome, She faid to fuch a one wee fent prefently 
y e party and the anfwer was brought us y t he never 
bought any of her well you fee faide they you have 



160 Salem Witchcraft. 

told us y f w ch is not true w< did you w th y m She 
was at a Stand but at lafl faide her Ton carryed y m 
to Tea w th him : her hufband told her y l was not 
true for her fon went to fea laft fryday : and if he 
had Carryed y m to fea (he could not brough ym 
here y e Saturday following She could not giue any 
true account w l me did w 1 them : but went into y e 
room where y e Child was and told my wife y c me 
was a wicked woman for Saying foe of her : & told 
my wife in thefe words J hope J mail fee the down 
fall of you, my wife told me, and foe went away in 
a great anger : and this is all true and reall to the 
uttermoft of my remembrance and after this threat- 
ning or Euill wifhing the Child has Continued in a 
very Sad Condition fowllowed w th very Solem fits 
w ch hath taken away his understanding. 

Jurat in Curia. 

Indictment v. Mary Bradbury No. i . 

EiTex in the province] Anno R R s & Reginee Gu- 

of the Malfachufetts I lielmi Mariee Angliee & c 

Bay in New Eng- 1 Quarto Annoq Domini 

land fs. ] 1692. 

The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 

and Queen doe prefent That Mary Bradbury Wife 

of Cap r Thomas Bradbury of Salifbury Jn the 

County of EfTex Gen 1 vpon the Twenty Sixth day of 

July Jn the yeare aforefaid and diners other dayes & 

times as well before as after Certaine Deteftable arts 

called Witchcraft and Soceries Wickedly Malliti- 

ouflv and fellonioufly hath ufed praclifed and ex- 



Salem Jf^itcbcraft. 161 

ercifed At and in the Townfhip of Andivor in the 
County of EfTex aforefaid in upon and againft: one 
Timothy Swann of Andivor Jn the county afore 
faid Hufbandman, by which faid wicked Acts the 
faid Timothy Swann vpon the 26 th day of July 
aforefaid and diuers other days and times both be 
fore and after was and is Tortured Afflicted Con- 
fumed Pined Wafted and Tormented and alfo for 
Sundry other Acts of witchcraft by the faid Mary 
Bradbury Comitted and done before and fince that 
time againft the Peace of ou r Sou r Lord and Lady 
the King and Queen theire Crowne and dignity 
And the forme of the Stattute Jn that cafe made 
and Prouided. 

Witnefs. Mary Walcott Ann Puttnam 

Indictment v. Mary Bradbury No. 2. 



ElTexin the Prouince 
of the M attach u let ts 
Bay, in New Eng 
land fs. 



Anno R R s & Reginee Gu- 

lielmi & Mariee Angliee 
& c Quarto Annoq. Domini 
1692. 



The Juriors for our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen doe prefent that Mary Bradbury Wife 
of Cap c Thomas Bradbury of Salifbury Jn the 
County of EiTex Genm 1 : vpon the Second day of 
July Jn the yeare aforefaid and diuers other days 
and times as well before as after certaine deteftable 
arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly Mal- 
litioufly and fellonioufly hath ufed practifed and Ex- 
ercifed at and in the Towne of Salem in the County 
of EfTex aforefaid in upon and againft one Sarah 



1 62 Salem Witchcraft. 

Vibber Wife of John Vibber of Salem aforefaid 
Hufbandman by which faid wicked acts the faid 
Sarah Vibber the fecond day of July aforefaid and 
diners other days and times both before and after 
was and is Tortured Afflicted Confumed Pined 
Wafted and Tormented and alfo for fundry other acts 
of Witchcraft by the faid Mary Bradbury Comitted 
Acted and done before and fince that time againft 
the peace of our Sou r Lord and Lady the King 
and Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and the 
forme of the Stattute Jn that cafe made and Pro- 
uided. 

Wittnefs Mary Walcott Eliz. Booth 

Eliz. Hobard Mercy lewis 

Anfwer of Mary Bradbury. 

The anfwer of Mary Bradbury in ye charge o, 
wichcraft or familliarity with ye Divell. J doe plead 
not guilty. I am wholly inocent of any fuch wick- / 
ednefs through the goodnefs of god that haue kept/ 
mee hitherto) J am y e fervant of Jefus Chrift and/ 
have given myfelfe up to him as my only lord and 
faviour : and to the dilligent attendance upon him! 
in all his holy ordinances, in vtter contempt and\ 
defiance of the divell, and all his works as horid &^ 
deteftible : and accordingly haue endevored to 
frame my life, and converfation according to y e 
rules of his holy word, and in that faith & practife 
refolue by ye help and affiftance of god to contineu 
to my lifes end : 

for ye truth of what J fay as to matter of practils 



Salem Witchcraft. 163 

J humbly refer myfelf myfelfe, to my brethren and 
neighbo rs that know mee and vnto ye fearcher of 
all hearts for the truth and uprightnefs of my heart 
therein (human frailties, and unavoydable infirmi 
ties excepted) of which i bitterly complayne every 
day : Mary Bradbury. 

Geo : Herrick v. Mary Bradbury. 

May 26 th 1692. Beeing^ at Salem village w th 
Conftable Jofp neale the perfons under written was 
afflicted much and Complained againft viz. Mary 
Walcott Ann Putnam vpon Cap 1 Bradberys wife of 
Sallbury and Mary Walcott Ann Putnam m rs mar- 
mall vpon Goodwife Rice of Reding and Mary wal- 
cott ann Puttnam Marcy Lewis vpon Goodwife 
Read of Marblehead and Mary Walcott Marcy 
Lewis Ann Puttnam vpon Goody Fofdicky e fame 
woemen tells them y r me afflicts m r Tufts Negro, 
atteft GEO: HERRICK Marfhall. 

Thos : Bradbury for Mary Bradbury. 

July y e 28 : 1692. Cocerning my beloued wife 
Mary Bradbury this is that J haue to fay ; wee haue 
been married fifty five yeare : and mee hath bin a 
loueing and faithfull wife to mee, vnto this day mee 
hath been wonderfull laborious dilligent & induf- 
tryous in her place and imployment, about the 
bringing vp o r family (w ch haue bin eleven childeren 
of or r owne, and fower grand children ; me was 
both prudent and provident ; of a cheerfull fpiritt 
liberall and charitable. Shee being now very aged 



1 64 Salem Witchcraft. 

and weake and greiued vnder her affliction may not 
bee able to fpeake much for herfelfe, not being fo 
free of fpeech as lome others may bee: 

J hope her life and converfation hath been fuch 
amongfther neighbours, as gives a better and more 
reall Tellimoney of her, then can bee expreft by 
words 

own d by mee Tho : Bradbury. 

Summons v. Mary Bradbury. 

W m & Mary by ye Grace of God of England 
L.S. Scotland ffrance & Jreland King and Queen 

defend" of ye faith &c 

To Thomas Ring of Amelbury or Salfbury Timo 
thy Swann of Andover Richard Carr & James 
Carr of Salfbury. Greeting 

Wee Comand you all Excufes fet apart to be and 
perfonaly appear at ye Next Court of Oyer & Ter- 
miner holden at Salem OnTuefday Next at Twelue 
of ye Clock or as foon after as poffible There to 
Teftify ye truth on Seuerall Jndiftments to be Ex 
hibited againft m rs Mary Bradbury and other per- 
fones to be Tried for y e horrible Crime of Witchcraft 
hereof make return fail not. dated in Salem Sep r 
5 th 1692 and in ye fourth year of our Reign. 

STEPHEN SEWALL Cler 

To ye Sheriff of EfTex or Conftables of Andouer 
Hauerhill Salfbury Amefbury Bradford or New- 
bury. 



Salem Witchcraft. 165 

James Allen, Rob* Pike & John Pike for Mary 
Bradbury. 

Being defired to give my teftimony concerning 
the life and converfation of m rs Bradbury of Salifbury 
amonft us, w ch is as followeth viz I having lived 
nine years at Salifbury in the work of the miniftry 
and now four years in the office a Paftour ; to my 
beft notice and obfervation of m rs Bradbury me 
hath lived according to the rules of the gofpell ; 
amongft us : was a conftant attender upon the min- 
iftry of ye word : and all the ordinances of the gof 
pell ; full of works of charity and mercy to the lick 
and poor, neither have J feen or heard an thing 
of her unbecoming the profeffion of the gofpell. 

James Allin. 

m r James Allin made oathe to the truth of what 
is above written Septemb 1 " y e 7 th 1692. 

before me ROB PIKE Asft. 

J do alfo aferm to the truth of w r is aboue tefti- 
fyed vpon vpward of fifty years experience and mall 
fo teftify if opertunity do prefent w ch J mall en- 
dever Rob 1 Pike. 

Having lived many years in Sallbury and been 
much Converfent there according to my beft notice 
and obfervation of Mrs. Bradbury rnuft needs affirm 
to what is above written and add my oath to it if 
called thereto: John Pike 



1 66 Salem lf^ itch craft. 

Ann Putnam v. Mary Bradbury. 

The depofition of Ann Putnam who teftifieth & 
faith that J being at Andevour on the 26 day of 
July 1692. J faw there Mis mary Bradbery the 
wife of Cap 1 Tho : Bradbery of Salifbury or hir Ap- 
perance moft grevious affle&ing and tormenting of 
Timothy Swan of Andevor allmoft Redy to kill 
him alfo feverall times before and fence that time J 
haue feen mif Bradbery or hir Apperance moft 
grevioufly afflicting Timothy Swan and J beleue that 
Mis Bradbery is a moft dreadfull wiclh for fence 
(he has been in prifon me or hir Apperance has 
com to me and moft grevioufly afflicted me, ann 
putnam ownid before the grand Jnqueft this bar 
evidens to be the truth one the oath that me hath 
taken this 8 day of Septem r 1692 

Sam 1 Endicott v. Mary Bradbury. 

Sam 11 Endecott aged thirty one years or there 
about Teftifieth Thatt about eleven years fince be 
ing bound upon a vioage to fea w th Cap 1 Sam 11 
Smith Late of Bofton DeceaCdjuft before we Sayi d 
m rs Bradbery of Salifbury the prilbner now att the 
barr came to Bofton w th fome ferkins of butter of 
w ch Cap 1 Smith bought two, one of y m proved 
halfe way butter and after wee had been at fea three 
weekes our men were nott able to eatt itt, itt ftunck 
foe and runn w th magotts, w ch made the men very 
much difturb d about itt and would often fay thatt 



Salem Witchcraft. 167 

they heard m rs Bradbury was a witch and that they 
verily believed {he was foe or elfe me would not 
have ferved the Cap 1 foe as to fell him fuch butter. 
And further this deponent teftifieth y* in four dayes 
after they fett fayle they mett w th fuch a violent 
ftorm y* we loft our main maft and riggin & Loft 
fifeteen horfes and thatt about a fortnight after we 
fett our jury maft and thatt very night lhare came 
up a ihipp by our fide and carried away two of the 
mizon Shrouds and one of the Leaches of the main- 
faile. And this deponent further fayth thatt after 
they arrived att Barbados and went to Saltitudos & 
had Laden their veftell the next morning me fprang 
a leake in the hold w ch wafted fevrall tunns of fait 
in foe much thatt we were forct to unlade our vefTell 
again wholy to ftopp our leake there was then four 
foot of water in the hold after we had taken in our 
lading again we had a good pafiage home butt 
when we came near the land the Cap c fent this de 
ponent forward to looke out ror land in a bright 
moone mining night and as he was fitting upon the 
Windlefs he heard a Rumbling noife under him 
w th that he the f d deponent Teftifieth thatt he looked 
one the fide of the windlefs and law the leggs of 
forne p fon being no wayes frighted and thatt pre- 
fently he was fhook and looked over his fhoulder, 
and law the appearance of a woman from her mid 
dle upwards, haueing a white Capp & white neck 
cloth on her, w ch then affrighted him very much, 
and as he was turning of the windlefs he law the 
aforfaid two leggs. 

Jurat in Curia Sep r 9 th 1692. 



1 68 Salem Witchcraft. 

Mary Warren v. Mary Bradbury. 

The Depofiftion of mary warren who teftifieth 
and faith that J haue ben a long time afflecfted by 
a woman which tould me hir name was M is Brad- 
bery and that me came from Salifbury but on the 
2 d of July 1692: being the day of the examination 
of mis mary Bradbery J then faw that me was the 
very fame woman which tould me hir name was 
M is Bradbery and me did moft grevioufly Afflec~l 
and torment me dureing the time of hir examination 
for if me did but look upon (he would ftrick me 
down or allmoft Choake me alfo on the day of her 
examination J faw mi s Bradbery or hir Apperance 
moft grevioufly afflect and torment mary wallcott 
Sarah vibber Eliz Hubbard and Ann putnam and J 
beleue in my heart that mi s Bradbery is a witch & 
that me has very often afflecled and tormented me 
and feueral others by hir acts of wifthcraft. 

mary warrin ownid this har teftimony one the 
oath which me hath before the grand Jnqueft this 
9 th of September 92, 

Richard Carr & Zerubbable Endicott v. Mary 

Bradbury. 

The depofiftion of Richard Carr who teftifieth 
and faith that about i 3 years agoe prefently affter 
fume Diferance that happened to be between my 
Hon rd ffather m r George Carr and Mi s Bradbery 
the prifoner at the barr upon a Sabbath at noon as 



Salem Witchcraft. 169 

we ware riding horn by the houfe of Cap* Tho : 
Bradbery J faw m is Bradbery goe into hir gate turne 
the corner of: ann Jmmediatly there derted out of 
hir gate a blue boar and darted at my fathers horfes 
ledgs which made him ftumble but J faw it no 
more and my father faid boys what doe you fe we 
both anfwed a blue bore. 

Zorobabell Endicott teftifieth and faith that J 
liued att m r George Carr now deceafed at the time 
aboue mentioned and was prefent with m r George 
Carr and m r Richard Carr and J alfo faw a blue 
boar dart out of m r Brdbery gate to M r George 
Carrs horfes ledges which mad him ftumble after a 
ftrange manr and J alfo faw the blue bore dart from 
mr carrs horfes ledgs in att m ls Bradberys window : 
and m r carr jmmediately faid boys what did you fee 
and we both faid a blue bore then faid he from 
whence came it and we faid out of m r Bradberys 
gate, then faid he J am glad you fee itt as well as 
well as J. Jurat in Curia Sep r 9 th 92. 

and they both further fay on y r Oathes that m r 
Carr difcourfed w th them as they went home about 
what had happened and y7 all concluded that it was 
m rs Bradbury that fo app rd as a blue boar. 

"James Carr v. Mary Bradbury. 

The Depofiftion of James carr who teftifieth & 
faith that about 20 years agoe one day as J was acci- 
dently att the houfe of mr wheleright and his 
daughter the widdow maverick then liued there : 

W a 



170 Salem If^itchcraft. 

and fhe then did moft curtuoufly invite me to 
com oftener to the houfe and wondered J was grown 
fuch a ftranger, and within a few days after one eue- 
ning J went thether againe and when J came thether 
againe; william Bradbery was y r who was then a 
futer to the faid widdow but J did not know it tell 
afterwards; affter J came in the widdow did fo 
corfely threat the f d william Bradbery that he went 
away lemeing to be angury ; prefently affter this J 
was taken affter a ftrange maner as if liuing crea 
tures did run about euery part of my body redy to 
tare me to peaces and foe J continued for about 3 
quarters of a year by times and J applyed myfelf to 
docker crofbe who gave me a grate deal of vifek but 
could make none work tho he fteept tobacco in bo- 
fit drink he could make non to work where upon 
he tould me that he beleued J was behaged : and 
J tould him J had thought fo a good while : and he 
afked me by horn J tould him J did not care for 
ipaking for one was counted an honeft woman 
but he uging J tould him and he laid he did be- 
leue that mi s Bradbery was a grat deal worfe then 
gody mertin : the prefently affter this one night J 
being a bed and brod awake there came furnthing 
to me which J thought was a catt and went to 
ftrick it ofe the bed and was geud faft that J could 
not ftir hand nor foot but by and by coming to my 
ftrenth J hard fumthing a coming to me againe 
and J prepared myfelf to ftrick it : and it coming 
upon the bed J did ftrick at it and J beleue J hit 
it : and after that vifek would work on me and J 



Salem Witchcraft. 171 

beleue in my hart that mi s Bradbery the prifon r att 
the barr has often afflected me by acls of wicthcraft. 
Jurat in Curia Sep tm 9 : 92. 

Mary Walcott v. Mary Bradbury. 

The depofiftion of mary walcott who teftifieth 
and faith that J being at Andeur on the later end 
of July 1692: and on the 26 day of the fame month 
J law there Mis mary Bradbery the wife of Cap 1 
Tho : Bradbery of falfbury or her Apperance moft 
grevioufly affecting and tormenting of Timothy 
Swan of Andevor allmoft Redy to kill him : alfo 
before and fence that time J haue feen m ls Brad 
bery or hir Apperance moft grevioufly afflecting 
and tormenting Timothy fwan and J doe beleue in 
my heart that mis 1 Bradbery is a moft dreadfull 
width for fence fhe has been in prifon fhe or hir 
Apperance has come to me and moft grevioufly 
tormented me. 

mary Walcot affirmed y c truth of y e aboue writ 
ten evidence before y e Jury of Jnqueft upon oath 
Sep r 9 : 1691 : 

William Carr for Mary Bradbury. 

The teftamony of william carr aged 41 or ther 
abouts is that my brother John Carr when he was 
young was a man of as good capafity as moft men 
of his age but falling in Love with Jane Tru (now 
wife of Cap 1 John march) and my father being 
pfwaded by fome of the family (w ch J fhall not 



172 Salem Witchcraft. 

name not to Let him mary fo yong : my fa-> 
ther woold not giue him a portion w r vpon the 
mach broke of w ch my brother Layd fo much to 
hart that he grew meloncoly and by degrees much 
crazed not being the man that he was before to his 
dying day. J do father teftify that my f d brother 
was lick about a fortnight or three weeks and then 
dyed and J was prefent with him w n he dyed and 
J do aferm that he dyed peacibly and quietly neuer 
manifefting the Left troubl in y e world about any 
body nor did not fay any thing of mr s Bradbury nor 
anybody elfe doing him hurt and yet J was with 
him till the breath and lif was out of his body. 
Jurat in Curia. 

Evidence for Mary Bradbury* 

July 22 d 1692. 

Concerning m s Bradburies life & converfation 
Wee the Subfcribers doe teftifie, that it was fuch 
as became y e gofpel fhee was a louer of y c miniftrie 
in all appearant and a dilligent attender vpon gods 
holy ordinances, being of a curteous, and peaceable 
difpofition and cariag ; neither did any of vs (fome 
of whom haue lived in y e town w th her aboue fifty 
year) ever heare or know that fhee ever had any 
difference or falleirig oute w th any of her neighbo rs 
man woman or childe but was always, readie and 
willing to doe for them w 1 laye in her power night 
and day, though w th hazard of her health or other 



Salem Witchcraft. 173 

danger more ; more might be fpoken in her com- 

endation but this for the p r fent 

Elizabeth Eafman 
Jofeph Eaton 
Mary Eaton his wife 
Robert Downer 
Sarah Downer 
Richard Long and his 

wyfe 
Richard Smith and his 

wyfe 
Jofeph True and his wyfe 



Martha Pike 
William Bufwell 
Sarah Bufwell 
Samuell ffelloes fen r 
Rodger Eafman 
Sarah Eafman 
Jofeph ffletcher and his 

wife 

Jofeph ffrench 
John ffrench fen r 



Mary ffrench his wife Andrew Greley and his 



Abigayl ffrench 
John Allin 
Mary Allin 
William Carr 
Elizabeth Carr 
Sam 11 Colby 
Samuell ffrench and his 

wyfe 
Henry Ambros and his 

wyfe 
Nathanel Stevens & his 

wyfe 

Ephraim Severans 
Lidia Severans 
Sam 11 ffelloes jun r 
Abigail ffelloes 
Sam 1 Eafman 



wyfe 
William Hooke 
Elizabeth Hooke 
Benjamin Allin and Ra 
chel his wyfe 
Benj Allin and Rachell 

his wyfe 
Ifaac Bufwell and his 

wyfe 

William Allin 
Ephraim Eaton 
Ephraim Winfley 
Mary Winfley his wyfe 
Philip Grele & his wyfe 
Richard Hubbard 
Mathew Hubbard his 
wyfe 



Salem Witchcraft. 



Daniel Moody 
Elizabeth Moody 
Jfaac Morrill 
Phebee Morrill 
John Maxfield 
Jarves Ring 
Hannah Ring 
Nathanel Whitter 
MaryWhitther 
Jacob Morrill 
Jufannah Morrill 
Elizabeth Maxfield 
Hanah Stevens widdow 
John Stevens 
Dorethie Stevens 
Joanna Stevens 
Sarah Racket 
Martha Carter 
Elizabeth Gettchell 
Benj ; Eaftman 
Ann Eafman 
Benony Tucker 
Ebenezer Tucker 
Nathanel Brown 
Hannah Brown 
Tho : Evens 
Hannah Evens 
Nathaniel Eaftman 
Elizabeth Eafman 



John Eaftman and 
Mary Eaftman his wife 
Sarah Shepherd 
Willi: Ofgood 
Abigayl ofgood 
Sufanah Severance 
Onefiphris Page and his 

wife 

Sam 11 Gill and his wyfe 
John Clough and his 

wyfe 
Abraham Brown & his 

wyfe 
Tho : Clough and his 

wyfe 

Sarah Conner widow 
John Tomfon 
John Watfon and his 

wyfe 
Steven Tongue and his 

wyfe 
John Connor and his 

wyfe 

Jofeph Page 
Meres Tucker and his 

wyfe 
Henry Brown Sen r and 

his wife 



Salem Witchcraft. 175 

Summons v. Giles Corey. 

W m & Mary by ye Grace of God of England 
T Scotland France & Jreland King and Queen 

defend 1 " 5 of y e faith and 
To y e Conftable of Salem Greeting, 

Wee Comand you to Warn and giue notice vnto 
Jn Derick y e wife of Stephen Small ye Widow 
Adams and Goody Golthite that they and Euery of 
them be and perfonaly apear at ye p r fent Court of 
Oyer and Termina holden at Salem frorthwith there 
to Teftify y e truth to y c beft of their knowledge On 
Certain Jndicl:ments Exhibited againft Giles Corey 
here of make return fail not. 

STEPHEN SEWALL Cl. 
Salem Sep r 7 th 1692. 

g e pt ^th 1692 : J Defire m r John Tomkins to 
ferue this within Sumons and Make Returne 
thereof: 

by mee PETER GSGOOD Conftable in Salem 

J have warned the w th in perfons to appeare at 
the time and place within written by 

JN TOMKINS Deputed. 

Ann Putnam v. Giles Corey. 

The Depofiftion of Ann putnam who teftifieth 
and faith that on 1 3 th of April 1692, J fa w the 
Apperifhtion of Giles Cory com and affledt me 
urging me to writ in his book and fo he continewed 



176 Salem Witchcraft. 

hurting me by times tell the 19 th April being the 
day of hir examination and dureing the time of his 
examination Giles cory did tortor me a grat many 
times : and allfo feuerall times fence Giles Cory or 
his Apperance has moft greuioufly afflecled mee by 
beating pinching and allmoft choaking me to death 
urging me to writ in his book alfo on the day of 
his examination J faw Giles Cory or his Apper 
ance moft grevioufly afflect and torment mary wal- 
cott mercy lewes and farah vibber and J verly be- 
leue that Giles Cory is is a dreadfull wizzard for 
fence he has ben in prifon he or his Apperance has 
com to me a grat many tims and afflecled me. 

An Putnam owned upon her oath that y e aboue 
written evidence it y e truth to y e Jury of inqueft 
Sept 9 : 92. 

Mercy Lewis v. Giles Corey. 

The depoiiftion of Mercy lewes agged 19 years 
who teftifieth and faith that on the 14 th April 
1692 J faw the Apperimtion of Giles Cory com 
and afflect me urging me to writ in his book and 
fo he continued moft dreadfully to hurt me by 
times beating me and almoft breaking my back tell 
the day of his examination being the 19 th April and 
then allfo dureing the time of his examination he 
did afflic~l and tortor me moft grevioufly and alfo 
feueral times fence urging me vehemently to writ 
in his book and J veryly beleve in my heart that 
Giles Cory is a dreadfull wizzard for fence he has 



Salem Witchcraft. 177 

ben in prifon he or his Apperance has com and 
moft grevioufly tormented me. 

Mercy Lewis affirmed to ye Jury of Jnqueft y l 
y e aboue written evidence is the truth upon y e 
oath me has formerly taken in y e Court of Oyer 
and terminer Sept r 9 : 1692 : 

Sarah Vibher 13. Giles Corey. 

The depofiftion of Sarah vibber who teftifieth 
and faith that J haue ben moft grevioufly afflected 
by Giles Cory or his Apperance and allfo J have 
feen Giles Cory or his Apperance moft grevioufly 
affeting and tormenting the bodyes of mary wal- 
cott mercy lewes and ann putnam and J beleue in 
my heart that Giles Cory is a wizzard and that he 
has very often afflected and tormented me and the 
perfons above mentioned by his acts of wicthcraft : 
J teftifie y t on y e fourteenth of Auguft & ever 
fince at times f d Cory has afflicted me by whipping 
me & beating me & urging me vehemently to read 
& write in his book : and cote me with his knife. 

Sarah Vibber affirmed to ye Jury of Jnqueft y 1 
ye aboue written evidence is ye truth upon oath : 
Sep r 9 : 1692 : 

Mary Warren t u. Giles Corey. 

Mary Warin affirmed to ye Jury of Jnqueft 
that me hath been afflicted by Giles Cory or his 
appearition and that by beating of me with his 
ftaffe & by biting me & pinching & choaking me 

X a 



178 Salem Witchcraft. 

greatly torturing me & cutting me with a knife 
& perticulerly at y e time of his examination he 
did grevioufly torment me alfo at the time of his 
examination J faw f d Cory or his appearition moft 
dredfully afflict mary Walcot An putnam mercy 
lewes & Sarah Vibber : Sept r 9 : 1692 

Eliz : Woodwell & Mary Walcott v. Giles Corey. 

Eliz : Woodwell upon y e oath me formerly has 
taken in this Court : did affirm to y e Jury of Jn- 
quefl that me faw Giles Cory at meeting at Salem 
on a lecture day fince he has ben at prifon he or 
his apearition came in & fat in y e middlemoft feat 
of y e mens feats by y e Poft : this was y e lecture 
day before Bridget Bifhop was hanged and J faw 
him come out with y e reft of y e people : mary 
Walcot affirmed y* (he faw f d Cory as above fit in 
y e fame place at y e fame time he or his appearance 
& y t me did fe him goe out with y e reft of y e 
people : this me affirmed to y e Jury of Jnqueft. 
Sep 1 9 : 1692 

Eliz : Hubbard v. Giles Corey 

Eliz ; Hubbard to y e Jury of Jnqueft that Giles 
Cory hath feverall times afflected me with feveral 
forts of torments J veryly think he is a wizzard & 
afflicted me by wichcraft Sept 9 ; 1692 : - 

Benj. Gould v. Giles Corey. 

The depofiftion of beniamin gould aged about 
23 yeares he teftifieth and faith one the 6 day of 



Salem Witchcraft. 179 

april 1692: giles cory and his wife came to my 
bead fide and looked upon me fum time and then 
went away: and emediately J had two penches 
upon my fide : allfo another time J faw giles Cory 
and John proctir and J had then fuch a paine in 
one of my feet that J could not ware my fhu for 
2 or 3 days. Ben : gould. 

& J doe beleiue in my : - Jurat 

Sufannah Sheldon v. Giles Corey. 

Sufanna Shelden faith y c y e fpedtre of Giles Co 
rey Murdered his firft wife & would haue mur 
dered this to if (he had not ben a witch y 1 his 
firft wife gave him nothing but Skim Milke and J 
he did it & y Goody Procters fpedtre told her me 
murdered her owne child and y 1 it was fick & me 
did it becaufe me would not be troubled with it & 
y r Ihe allfo faies y r Goody Buckley and Jn Willard 
app d w th Hen. Wilkins app en 

Jo/in Doricb v. Giles Corey. 

the teftomeny of John dereth Eaged about fix- 
ten years teftefieth and fayeth that gils Cory alfo 
came to me and afli<ted me this 5 of September as 
wel before as after he alfo threteneth me to kill me 
if J will not yeld to him he alfo came about the 
20 of oges and told me that he wanted fom pla 
ters for he was gowen to a feaft he told me that 
he had a good mind to afk my dame but he fayd 
that (he wouled not let him haue them fo he took 



180 Salem Witchcraft. 

the platers and cared them a way being gown 
about half a cure with them then he brot them 
againe gowen away and fayd nothing - 

alfo Sary pefe afliceth me at feueral times me 
came to me of the faft day laft at Salem She 
pinched me then and i have not feen har fencs. 

Hannah Small & Martha Adams v. Giles Corey. 

thefe howes nams are wten were there and faw 
the platers were gown as John derich fayed. 

hanah smal martha Adams. 

The depofiftion of Eliz : booth the wife of 
George booth & Allies Booth who testifie and fay 
that on the 1 2 th of this Jfant Sept r at y e widow 
Shaflins houfe in Salem their appeared to us a grate 
number of widlhes as neare as we could tell about 
fifty: thirteen of which we knew who did Receiue 
the facriment in our right amongft whidth we faw 
Giles Cory who brought to us bread and wine 
urging us to partake thereof: but becaufe we Re- 
fufed he did moft grevioufly afflecl: and torment 
us : and we beleue in our hearts thas Giles Cory 
is a wizzard and that he has often afRected us and 
feurall others by acfts of wifthcraft. 

Elizabeth Booth s mark. 

Alice > ft Booth s mark 
B. Martha Dutch v. Alice Parker. 

The Teflimony of martha Dutch aged about 36 
yeers This deponant Teftifieth and faith y f about 



Salem Witchcraft. 181 

2 yeers laft paft Jn Jarman of Salem coming in 
from fea J This deponant & Alice parker of Salem 
Both of us ftanding Together faid vnto her w* a 
great mercy itt was for to fee Them come home 
well and Through mercy, J faid my hufoand had 
gone and came home well many Times & J this 
deponant did faye vnto ye f d parker y J did hope 
he would come whome This voyage well allfo and 
y e fd parker made anfwer vnto me and faid no 
neuer more in this world ye w ch came to pafs as 
(he yn toldj me for he died abroad as J fartinly 
heare Jurat in Curia Sep r 7:92: 

atteft STEP. SEWALL. Cli- 

Frances Wycom v. Margaret Scott. 

The depofiftion of ffrances wycum who teftify- 
eth and faith that quickly affter the firft court at 
Salne about wicthcraft margerit Scott whom J very 
well knew or hir Apperance came to me and did 
moft grevioufly torment me by choaking and al- 
moft prefing me to death : and fo me did continue 
afflecting me by times tell the 5 th Auguft 1692 
being the day of hir examination allfo during the 
time of hir examination margerit scott did moft 
grevioufly afflect m : And allfo feuerall times fence : 
and J beleue in my heart that margert fcott is a 
wicth and that me has offten afflected me by als 
of wifthcraft. 

ffrances Wycum ownd to y e grand Jnqueft that 
y e aboue written evidence is y e truth upon oath 
Sept r 15 : 1692 : Jurat in Curia. 



1 82 Salem Witchcraft. 

Phillip Nelfon & Sarah Nelfon v. Margaret Scott. 

phillip Nellfon and Sarah his wife doe teftifie 
and fay that for two or three years before Robert 
Shilleto dyed we have often hard him complaining 
of margerit Scott for hurting of him and often 
faid that me was a wiclh and fo he continewed 
complaneing of margartt fcott faying he mould 
neuer be well fo long as margerit fcott liued and fo 
he complayned of margret Scott att times untill he 
dyed. 

Phillip Nelfon and Sarah his wife affirmed upon 
their oath to y e grand inqueft : that y e aboue writ 
ten euidence is ye truth 

Sep 1 15 : 1692: Jurat in Curia: 

c Tho s Putnam & Will Murray v. Alice Parker. 

the depofiftion of Tho : putnam aged 40 years 
and william murry aged 36 year who teftifieth and 
faith that feuerall of the afflected parfons as mary 
walcott and mary warren and seuerall other were 
much afflected on the 6 th Sept r 1692, dureing the 
time of the examination of Elce parker and we ob- 
farved that upon the glance of hir eies they ware 
ftruck down and upon hir laying hir hand on them 
they ware Recouered and we beleue that Elce parker 
the prifoner att the barr has often hurt the afore- 
faid perfons by a<5ts of wi&hcraft. 

Thomas putnam 
W m Murray 



Salem Witchcraft. 183 

Warrant v. Lydia Dufting. 

To y e Conftable of Reading. 

You are in theyr Majeftyes Names Required to 
Apprehend and bring before vs Lydah Dufting of 
Reading widdow in y e County of Midlefex on 
Munday next being ye fecond day of y e Month of 
May next enfuing y e date hereof, about eleven of 
y e Clock in y e forenoone att y e houfe of Lev 1 Nath 1 
Ingerfolls in Salem Village, in Order to hir exam 
ination, relateing to high fufpition of Severall aclis 
of Witchcraft done or Comitted by hir upon y e 
Bodys of Mary Walcott, Ann putnam, Mercy 
Lewis & Abigael WilHames all of Salem Village, 
Whereby great hurt & damage hath bin done to 
y e Bodys of faid perfons according to Complaint 
Cap 1 Jonathan Walcott & Serg* Thomas putnam 
in behalfe of theyr Majeftys for y m felves & feverall 
of theyr Neighbours, and hereof you are not to 
fayle att your perrill : 

da 1 Salem Aprill 3o th 1692. 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE 1 A/r/1 
1 /^ r Amlts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN j 

Purfeuance to a warant from yvs honrs baring 
date the 30 of aprill laft fore the aprihending and 
bringing of y e perfon of Lidea Dofting in obedi- 
ance ther to J haue brought the faid Lidea Dofting 
of Redding to y e hous of Lv* Jngerfons in Salem 
uiledg. dated in Salem viledg the 2 d day of may 
1692. 

Ateft. John Parker c. for Redding. 



184 Salem Witchcraft. 

Warrant v. Sarah Dufting. 

Whereas Complaint hath bin exhibited before 
us by m r Thomas Putnam and m r Jn putnam 
Jun r of Salem village In ye behalfe of theyr Ma- 
jefties againft Sarah Daftin of Redding fingle 
woman for high fufpition of Severall Acls of 
Witchcraft done or comitted by hir upon y e Boydes 
of Mercy Lewis, Mary Walcott, Anna putnam and 
Abigail Williams all of Salem Village and craved 
Juftice 

Therefore you are in theyer Majeftyes Names 
Required forthwith to Apprehend the aforef d Sarah 
Daftin of Redding Single woeman and hir Safely 
convey unto y e houfe of Lev t Nathaniell Jngerfolls 
of Salem Village upon y e Ninth day of this inftant 
May by Twelve of the Clock in y e forenoone in 
order to hir examination upon y e premifes and 
hereof faille nott at y or perrill. Salem, dated May 
8 th 1692. 

To y e Conftable of Redding. 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE ) A/r n 

~ \ Aflifts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN 

J J 

In obediance to this warant J haue brought the 
body of Sarah Duftin of Redding fingal woman 
to y e houfe of Leu 1 Nathanall Ingorfon of Salem 
Villeg the nint of this Inftant Maye 1692 John 
Parker Conftable of Redding 



Salem Witchcraft. 185 

Warrant v. Ann Sears, Betbiah Carter & Bethiab 

Carter. 

Whereas Complaint hath benne this day Exhi 
bited (before vs) by Thomas Putnam and John 
putnam Junr both of Salem Village yeoman on 
behalfe of theire Majefties Againft Ann Seeres 
the wife of John Seeres of Woburne and Bethiah 
Carter of f d Towne of Woburne widdow and 
Bethya Carter y e daufter of f d Carter widdow for 
high fufpition of fundry acts of Witchcraft donne 
by them vpon the Bodys of Ann putnam Marcy 
Lewis Mary Walcot &c of Salem Village whereby 
much hurt and wrong is donne vnto them their- 
fore Craves Juftice. 

Thefe are therefore in theire majes ts Names to 
require you, to apprehend and forthwith bring the 
perfons of the abouenamed before vs at Salem Vil 
lage at y e houfe of L f Nathaniell Jngerfalls in 
order to theire examination Relateing to y e aboue- 
faid premifes and hereof you are not to faile Dated 
Salem May 8 th 1692. 

To y e Conftable of Woburne 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE ) *rrn 
i ^ Y Amirs. 

JONATHAN CORWIN J 

I Ephraim bouck counftabel of Woburn haue 
farved this warant acording to Caza hau apurhanded 
the parfon of anah Sauris and of the wado cartter 
and hauf broit them to Laufanant ingarfons hois 
as warant dus expreft. 



1 86 Salem Witchcraft. 

In purfuance to the within fpecified warrant J 
haue apprenheded the bodies of the within men 
tioned Anna Seers and Bethia Carter fen r & brought 
them to the place within ordered this 9 May 1692. 
EPHRAIM BOCK Conftabil of woburn 

Examination of Deliverance Hobbs. 

(i) The Examination of Deliverance Hobbs 22 
Apr. 1692. Ata court held at Salem village by 

John Hauthorne ) ^ rst 
Jonah Corwin J 

Mercy Lewes do you know her that ftands at 
the Bar (for the Majeftrates had privately ordered 
who mould be brought in and not fufFered he name 
to be mentioned) Do you know her? ipeaking to 
another : but both were ftruck dumb. 

Ann Putnam jun r faid it was Goody Hobbs and 
{he hath hurt her much. 

John Indian faid he had feen her, & me choake 
him. 

Mary Walcot faid, yefterday was the firft time 
that me law her i. c. as a Tormenter 

Why do you hurt thefe perfons ? 

Jt is unknown to me. 

How come you to commit acts of witchcraft ? 

J know nothing of it. 

Jt is you or your appearance, how comes this 
about? Tell us the truth. 

J cannot tell. 

Tell us what you know in this cafe. Who hurts 
them if you do not ? 



Salem Witchcraft. 187 

There are a great many Perfons hurts us all. 

But it is your appearance. 

J do not know it. 

Have not you confented to it, that they mould 
be hurt ? 

No in the fight of God, and man, as J mall an- 
fwer another day 

Jt is faid you were afflicted, how came that 
about ? 

J have feen fundry fights. 

What fights. 

Laft Lords day in this meeting houfe and out of 
the door, J faw a great many birds cats and dogs, 
and heard a voice fay come away. 

What haue you feen fince ? 

The fhapes of feverall perfons. 

What did they fay ? 

Nothing. 

What neither the birds, nor perfons ? 

No. 

What perfons did you fee ? 

Goody Wilds and the fhape of Mercy Lewes. 

What is that? Did either of them hurt you? 

None but Goody Wilds, who tore me almoft to 
peices. 

Where was you then ? 

Jn bed 

Was not the book brought to you to figne ? 

No. 

Where were you not threatened by any body, if 
you did not figne the book ? 



1 88 Salem Witchcraft. 

No, by nobody. 

What were you tempted to under you afflic 
tion ? 

J was not tempted at all. 

Js it not a folemn thing, that laft Lords day you 
were tormented, & now you are become a tor 
mentor, fo that you have changed fides, how comes 
this to pafs ? 

Abig: Williams and Ann Putnam jun r cry out 
there is Goody Hobbs upon the Beam, me is not 
at the Bar, they cannot fee her there : tho there 
me flood. 

What do you fay to this, that tho you are at the 
bar in perfon, yet they fee your appearance upon 
the beam, & whereas a few dayes part you were 
tormented, now you are become a Tormentor ? 
Tell us how this change comes. Tell true. 

J have done nothing. 

What have you refolved you will not confds ? 
Hath any body threatened you if you do confefs ? 
You can tell how this change comes. 

She lookt upon John Jndian, & then another, 
& then they fell into fits. 

Tell us us the reafon of this change : Tell us 
the truth. What have you done ? 

J cannot fpeak. 

What do you fay ? What have you done ? 

J cannot tell. 

Have you figned to any book? 

Jt is very lately then. 

When was it ? 



Salem Witchcraft. 189 

The night before the laft. 

Will the Lord open your heart t9 confefle the 
truth. Who brought the book to you ? 

Jt was Goody Wilds. 

What did you make your mark with in the 
book ? 

Pen and ink. 

Who brought the Pen and Ink ? 

They that brought the book, Goody Wilds. 

Did they threaten you if you did not figne ? 

Yes, to teare me in peices. 

Was there any elfe in company ? 

No, Sir. 

What did you afflict others by ? Did they bring 
images ? 

Yes. 

Who brought the images ? 

Goody Wild and Goody Ofburn. 

What did you put into thofe images. 

Pins, Sir. 

Well tell us who haue you feen of this com 
pany ? 

None but thofe two. 

Have you not feen many ? 

No. J heard laft night a kind of Thundring. 

How many images did you ufe ? 

But two. 

Nay here is more afflicted by you, You laid 
more, Well tell us the truth. Recoiled: yourfelf. 

J am amazed. 

can you remember how many were brought ? 



i go Salem Witchcraft. 

Not well, but feverall were brought. 

Did they not bring the image of John Nichols 
his child ? 

Yes. 

Did not you hurt that child ? 

Yes. 

Where be thofe images, at your houfe ? 

No, they carry ed them away again. 

When? 

They carred fome then, & fome fince. 

Was it Goody Wild in body, or appearance ? 

Jn appearance. 

Was there any man with them ? 

Yes a tall black man with an highcrown d 
hat. 

Do you know no more of them ? 

No/ Sir. 

Note. All the fufferers free from affleclion 
during her examination after once me began to 
confefle, tho at fundry times they were much af 
flicted till then. 

Note. Wheras yefterday at Deacon Jngerfols 
Mary Walcot & Abigail Williams cryed there 
ftands Goody Hobbs, mowing alfo where, Benj a 
Hutchinfon ftruck at her with a Rapier, & the af 
flicted that is the faid Mary & Abigail faid, oh you 
have ftruck her on the right fide ; Whereupon the 
Magiftrates afking her after the publick examina 
tion whither me had received any hurt yefterday, 
she faid yes in her right fide like a Prick, & that it 



Salem Witchcraft. 191 

was very fore, & done when me was in a Trance, 
telling us alfo in what hovfe and room it was done. 
Whereupon the Magiftrates required fome women 
to fearch it, who found it fo as me had confefled. 
Alfo a little after the faid prick in her fide, me had 
som what in her left eye like duft, w th agrees with 
w* the afflicted farther faid that Benj a Hutchinfon 
afterwards toucht her eye w th the fame Rapier, & 
faid pointing to the place there was a mark which 
the Marmall being by faid fo there was. 

Salem Village Aprill the 22 th 1692. m r Sam 11 
parris being defired to take in wrighting y e Exam 
ination of Deliuerance hobs hath deliuered itt as 
aforefaid. 

And vpon hearing the fame and feeing what wee 
did fee together with the Charg of the afflicted 
perfons againft them Wee Committed her. 

John Halhorne. 

Examination of Deliverance Hobbs. 

The firft Examination of Deliverance Hobbs in 
prifon. She continued in the free acknowledging 
herfelf to be a Covenant Witch, and further Con- 
fefleth She was warned to a meeting yefterday 
morning, and that there was preient Procter and 
his Wife, Goody Nurfe, Giles Cory and his Wife, 
Goody Bifhop alias Oliver, and m r Burroughs was 
y e Preacher, and preft them to bewitch all in the 
Village, telling them they mould do it gradually 
and not all att once, afTureing them they mould 



192 Salem Witchcraft. 

prevaile. He adminiftred the facrament unto them 
at the lame time with Red Bread, and Red Wine 
like Blood, fhe affirms fhe faw Ofburn, Sarah Good, 
Goody Wilds ; Goody Nurfe, and Goody Wilds 
diftributed the bread and Wine, and a Man in a 
long crownd white Hat, fat next y e Miniiier and 
they fat feemingly att a Table, and They filled out 
the wine in Tankards, The Notice of this meet 
ing was given her by Goody wilds. She herielf 
affirms did not nor would not Eat or drink, but all 
the Reft did who were there prefent, therefore they 
threatened to torment her. The meeting was in 
the Pafture by M r Parris s Houfe, and me faw 
when Abigail Williams ran out fpeak with them : 
But that Time Abigial was come a little dii- 
tance from the Houfe. This Examinant was 
ftrucke blind, fo that fhe faw not with whome 
Abigail fpake She further faith, that Goody 
Wilds to prevail with her to fign, told her that if 
fhe would put her hand to the book fhe w ld give 
her fome Cloaths, and would not afflict her any 
more Hir daughter Abigail Hobbs being brought 
in att the fame time while her mother was prefent 
was immediately taken with a dreadful fitt, and 
her mother being afked who it was that hurt her 
daughter anfwered it was Goodman Cory and fhe 
faw him and the gentlewoman of Bofton ftriving 
to break her Daughter s neck. 



Salem Witchcraft. 193 

Warrant v. Abigl Somes. 

To Conftable peter Ofgood. 

You are in theire Magef ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and forthwith bring before vs Abi- 
gaile Soames Single Woman, now liveing at y e 
houle of Sam 1 Gafkill in Salem : who ftand accufed 
of Sundry acls of Witchcraft, (or high fufpition 
thereof) donne or Committed by her Lately on the 
body of Mary Warren &c faile not. Dated Sa 
lem, May the i 3 th 1692. 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE ) A/P/ , 
\ r^ \ Affifts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN J 

I haue Apprehended y e perlbn Abigail Soams 
Acordinge to worrante exprefte on y e other fide 
and heaue broghte hir to ye hewfe of m r Thomas 
Beadles. p r me Peter Ofgood conftable in Salem 

May y e i 3, 1692. 

Warrant v. Eliz a Colfon. 

To y e Conftable of Ridding. 

You are in theyr Majeftyes Names hereby Re 
quired to Apprehend & bring before us (upon 
Tuelday next being the feaventeenth day of this 
Jnftant may by Tenne of y e Clock aforenoone att 
y e houie of Lev 1 Nathaniell Jngerfolls in Salem 
Village) the body of Elizabeth Colfon of Redding 
Single woeman, whoe ftandeth charged in behalfe 
of theyr Majeftys w th high fufpition of sundry 
Acls of Witchcraft done or Comitted upon y e 
Bodyes of Mary Walcott Mercy Lewis and others 
Z a 



Salem Witchcraft. 

in Salem Village, whereby great hurt hath bin 
done them : And hereof you are nott to faile. 
Salem dat r May 14 th 1692. 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE ) .rrr, 
^ \ Ailifts. 

ONATHAN CORWIN 

/ J 

May 1 6 th 1692. I haue made Diligent Search 
for y e aboue named Elizabeth Collfon and find 
mee is fled and by the beft Information fhee is att 
Bofton in order to bee mipt of d and by way of El- 
cape to be tranfported to fome other Countrey 
whereof J make my Returne. 

p r me John Parker conftable for Redding, 

Warrant v. Mary De Rich. 

To y e Marfhall of y e County of EfTex or his Law- 
full Deputy or Conftable in Salem. 
You are in theyr Majeftys Names hereby re 
quired to apprehend and forthwith bring before us, 
Mary de Rich y e Wife of Michaell de Rich of 
Salem ffarmes Hufbandman, whoe ftands charged 
w th Sundry Acts of Witchcraft by hir Comitted 
lately on the Bodys of Abigail Williames & Eliza 
beth Hubbard of Salem Village &c. whereby 
great hurt and Jnjury hath bin done y m in order to 
hir examination relateing to y e fame & hereof you 
are not to fayle 

Salem, Dat May 23 : 1692. 

J ord r of ye Govern 1 " & J JOHN HATHORNE 
Council!. JONATHAN CORWIN. 

\ ** 



Salem Witchcraft. 195 

I haue apprehended y e aboue named perfon and 
brought her as aboue 
p r Jos h Neal Conftable. 

Warrant v. Sarah Pease. 

To the Marshall of EfTex or his dep c or Conftables 

of Salem. 

You are in theire Majes ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and forthwith bring before vs (Sarah 
peafe y e wife of Robert peafe of Salem Weauer 
who ftands charged with fundry acts of witch 
craft by her Committed lately on y e Body of Mary 
Warren of Salem village whereby great Jnjury 
was don her &c.) in order to her Examination Re- 
lateing to y e fame faile not. Dated Salem May 
23^ 1692. 

Pr ord r of y e Govern 1 " & ) JOHN HATHORNE 
Councill. I JONATHAN CORWIN. 

J J 

J haue apprehended y e perfon mentioned within 
this warrant and heaue broughte hir 

p r me Peter Ofgood conftable in Salem. May 
y e 23 : 1692. 

Warrant v. Sarah Rice. 

To the Conftables in Reding. 

You are in theire Majefties names hereby re 
quired to apprehend and bring before us, Sarah 
Rice the wife of Nicholas Rice of Reding on 
Tuefday next being the 31 st day of this Jnftant 
moneth at the houfe of L f Nathan 1 Jngerfalls at 



196 Salem Witchcraft. 

Salem Village aboute ten of the Clock in the fore 
noon, who ftand charged with haueing Committed 
funday acts of witchcraft on y e Bodys of Mary 
Walcott and Abigail Williams & others to theire 
great hurte &c, in order to her Examination Relate- 
ing to y e premifes abouefaid faile not. Dated Sa 
lem May 28 th 1692. 

P vs. T. HATHORNE ) A rrn 

\ Amlts. 
JONATHAN CORWIN 

s 

In obedence to this warant J haue brought the 
Body of Sarah Rice the wife of Nicholas Rice of 
Redding to the houfe of Leu* 1 Nathanal Ingerfons 
in Salem Viledg the 31 of this inftant : May 1692 : 

Ateft John Parker Conftable of Redding. 

Complaint v. Rlizabetb Gary. 

Salem, May 28 th 1692. M r Thomas putnam 
& Benjamin Hutchinfon both of Salem Village 
Yeomen Complaine of Elizabeth Carey y e wife of 
Cap 1 Nathaniell Cary of Charls Towne Mariner, 
on behalfe of theyr Majeftyes, for fun dry Acts of 
witchcraft by hir Comitted upon ye Bodyes of 
Mary Walcott, Abigail Willyams & Mercy Lewis 
all of Salem Village, whereby great hurt & dam 
age is done y m and therefore Craue Juftice. 

Thomas putnam 
Beniamin Huchinfon. 

Warrant v. "John Alden 

To the Conftable of Salem. 

Effex. fs. Whereas Complaint hath been made 



Salem Witchcraft. 197 

vnto us John Hathorne & Jonathan Corwin Esq rs 
by feverall perfons of Salem Village that Cap 1 John 
Alden of Bofton Marrin 1 " is guilty of Witchcraft 
in cruelly torturing & afflicting feverall of ther 
children & others thefe are therefore in their Maj ts 
Cing William & Queen Maryes name to Authorize 
& Comand you forthwith to Apprehend the body 
of the faid John Alden and Jmediately bring him 
before vs to anfwer what mall be objected ag 1 him 
in that behalfe and this fhall be yo r fufficient war 
rant Given vnder our hands the 3i st day of May 
1692 And in the ffourth year of the Reigne of our 
Sovereigne Lord and Lady William & Mary now 
King and Queen over England & v. 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE ) Ajrr/ , 

^ \ Affifts. 

JONATHAN CORWIN J 

perfons Complaining viz c Mary Walcott 
Mercy Lewis Elizabeth Hubbard 

Abigail Williams Ann putnam 

Elizabeth Booth Marry Warren 

Jn obediance to the within written warant J 
haue Apprehended the Body of Cap c John Alden 
according to the tener of this warant. 



Booth v. Martha Corey. 

The teftimony of Elefebeth Booth Aged 1 8 yers 
or their about teftifieth y r one y e 8 of June Geiorg 
nedam Apeired onto me and faide y 1 mattha 
Georie kiled him becaufe he wold not mend her 
Lening wheal Elefebeth Booth. 

The teftimony of Elefebeth Booth Aged 1 8 yers 



198 Salem Witchcraft. 

or their about teftifieth y 1 on y e 8 day of June 
Thomas Goold Senyer Apered vnto me 6c told me 
yt mattha Corie kiled him becauie he told her me 
did not doe well by Goodman parkers Childringe. 

Elefebeth Booth vpon oath. 

Elizabeth Booth owned all that is aboue writ 
ten before & vnto y e Grand inquert on ye 3o th Day 
of June 1692. 

Examination of Rich d Carrier. 

Richard Carriers Confeffion July 22: 1692. 

Q.. have you bin in ye devils fnare A : yes. 
Q. is yo r bro : Andrew enihared by ye devils 
Snare : A : Yes. how long has yo r brother bin a 
wich. A : neare a monthe how long have you 
bin a wich : A : not long : Q. have you joined 
in aflicting y e afli&ed peribns ; A : Yes. Q. you 
help 1 to hurt Timo. Swan did you A. Yes. Q. 
how long have you bin a wich. A. abo 1 five 
weeks: who was in Company when you Coun- 
anted with y e devill : A: M rs Bradbery. did (he 
help yo u aflict. yes : what was y e occaiion m rs 
Bradbery would have to afflict Timo. Swan : A. 
becaufe her hufband & Timo Swan fell out about 
a Scyth J think Q. did they not fall out abo c 
thaching of a barn to : A : no not as J know of. 
Q. who was att the Villadge meeting when you 
was there Goodwife How. goodwife Nurs. g 
wildes, Procter & his wife m rs Bradbery & Gory s 
wife : Q : was any of Bofton there. A : no : Q. 



Salem Witchcraft. 199 

how many was there in all : A. a duzzen J think, 
was Jno. Willard there A. J think he was 

Q. what kind of man is Jn willard : a young man 
or an old man. A : he is not an old man. he had 
black hair. Q. what meeting was this meeting : 
was this that that was near Jngerfals: A: Yes. J 
think. Q. what did they do then. A. the eat & 
drank wine: was there a minifter there. A. no : 
not as J know of : from whence had you your 
wine : A. from Salem J think was Q.. goodwife 
Olliver there, yes I knew her. 

Warrant v. Ann Do/iver 

EfTex fs. To the SherifFe of the County of EfTex 
or his deputie or Conftable in Salem or Beuer- 
ley. 

You are in theire Magis ts names hereby required 
to apprehend and forthwith bring before vs Ann 
Dalibar the wife of W m Dalibar of Glocester who 
ftands charged this day with haueing Committed 
fundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary 
Warren & fufannah Shelden to the hurt of theire 
Bodys in order to her Examination Relateing to 
the premifes faile not. dated Salem June the 6 th 
1692. 

BARTH GEDNEY j 

P vs. JOHN HATHORNE L Juft cs of y e peace 
JONATHAN CORWIN ) 

In obediance to this warant J haue aprehended 
y e perfon within Named and brought her to the 



2OO Salem Witchcraft. 

place apoynted in order to her examination as 
atefl my hand. 

Peter Ofgood conftabll for the town of Salem. 

E/iz a Nicholafon v. Ann Do/her. 

Elizabeth the wife of Edmond Nicolaflbn will 
teftify; that coming to the houfe of Samuell Dal- 
labar; Peter Pitford and the wife of the faid Dalla- 
bar were in difcourfe before the dore in the yard : 
and in theire difcourfe fhe heard Peter Pitford fay : 
J merualle how that old witch knowes every thing 
that is don in my houfe : Rebecca the wife of Sam 
uell Dallabar replied oh Peter doe not fay foe : for 
J belieue me is no Witch, foe me came away and 
left Peter Pitford and the wife of Samuell Dallabar 
in difcourfe Elizabeth Nicolafon. 

The depofition of Sarah Jngelfon Aged about 30 
yers Saith that feing Sarah Church after hur ex 
amination fhe came to me crieing and wringing 
hur hands feming to be mutch trobeled in Sparet 
J afked hur what me ailed me anfwered ihe had 
undon hurfelf J afked hur in what fhe faid in be- 
lieing hurfalfe and others in faieing (he had let 
hur hand to the diuells Book whairas fhe faied fhe 
nauer did J told hur J beleued fhe had feat hur 
hand to the Book fhe anfwered crieng and faid no. 
no. no : J nauer J nauer did. J afked then what 
maed hur fay fhe did fhe anfwered becaufe they 
thratenedhur and told hur thay would put her into 
the dongin and put hur along with m r Borows 
and thus fauerall times fhe folowed one up and 



Salem Witchcraft. 201 

downe tealing me that me had undon hurfalfe in 
belieing hurfalf and others I afked hur why me 
did writ it, fhe tould me becaufe {he had ftood out 
fo long in it that now {he darft not {he faied allfo 
y Jf {he told m r Noys but ons fhe had fat hur 
hand to y e Booke he wold beleue her but Jf {he 
told the truth and faied {he had not feat her hand 
to y e Book a hundred times he would not beleue 
hur. Sarah Jngrfol. 

Ann Putnan Tbo* Putnam & Robert Morrill v. 
Thomas Farrer. 

the depofiftion of Ann Putnam who teftifieth 
and faith that on the 8 th of may 1692. there ap 
peared to me the Apperifhtion of an old gray head 
man with a great nofe which tortored m and al- 
moft choaked me and urged me to writ in his 
booke and J afked him what was his name and 
from whence he came for J would complaine of 
him : and he told me he came from linne and people 
ufed to call him old father pharoah and he faid he 
was my grandfather for my father ufed to call him 
father : but J tould J would not call him grand 
father : for he was a wizzard and J would com 
plaine of him : and euer fence he hath afflected me 
by times beating me and pinching me and all moft 
choaking me and urgeing me continewally to writ 
in his book, we whofe names are under writen hav 
ing been converlant with ann putnam haue hard 
hir declare what is a bove writen what fhe faid fhe 
faw & heard from the apperifhtion of old pharoah 
A aa 



2O2 Salem Witchcraft. 

and alfo haue feen hir tortors : and perceiued her 
hellifh temtations by hir loud out cries J will not 
writ old pharaoh J will not writ in your 
book. 

Thomas putnam. Robert Morrell. 

Mary Warren & Mary Irefon v. Jerfon Toothaker. 

one may the 24 mary waren being in a feet and 
geeuofly aflected then was in a trans for fum tim 
we hard her fay who ar y e what is your name and 
again (he faid what to thaker Doc~lr toothakers 
wiffe we offten her d her fay J wont i wonte i will 
not touch y e book and then the fet was ouer then 
{he told us that dochter toothekers wiff brought 
the book to her and a cofen and a winding met 
and grav cloths and faid that (lie muft fet her hand 
to the book or elfe me would kill her and ftil me 
urged to touch the book o r elfe wrapt in that meet 
this haue ben done this day by toothekers wifF. 

mary iyerfon, wifF to benjamin iyerfon at lin 
hoe in the fame maner hau tormented almoft to 
deth and brought the book to her. 

James Kettle v. Sarah Eijhop. 

The depofition of James Kettle aged twenty 
feven years or there about teftyfieth & faith that J 
was att Docter Grigs his houfe on the tenth of 
this inftant may & there faw Elizebeth Hubbard in 
feverall Fitts : and after her frits ware ouer me told 
me that me faw my two childdren Laying before 



Salem Witchcraft. 203 

her & that thay cry d for vengeance & that Sarah 
Bifhop bid her Look on them & faid that fhe kiled 
them & and they were by her defcription much 
as they were when they ware put into there Coffins 
to be buried & and fhe told me that Sarah bifhop 
told her that J was going to burn a kiln of potts & 
that me would break them if (he could : & i took 
notice that while me was in her Fitts that me cried 
& held her apron before her face faying that me 
would not fe them Docter Grigs & his wife and 
John hues ware thare prefent. 

"John Doritcb *u. Margaret "Jacobs. 

The teflamany of John derech Eaged about fix- 
teen years teftifieth and Sayeth that marget Jacobs 
Came and aflicted me this 5 of September as 
{he hath many tims before alfo teleth me that me 
will kill me if J woul not yield to hur fhe alfo 
bringeth the book to me tempen me to fot my hand 
to it fhe teleth me that i mall be wel if i will fet 
my hand to the book fhe teleth me that fhe will 
run a fcuer thoraw me and threteneth me to cut 
me with a knife beger than an ordnery knife is as 
fhe hath don wonle before. 

John Porter & Lydia Porter v. Sarah Bibber. 

The Teftimony of John porter And Lidia porter 
Thefe 

The Teftimony of John porter, who Teftifieth 
and Sayth that Goodwife Biber fom time liueing 



204. Salem Witchcraft. 

amongft us J did obferve her to be a woman of an 
unruly turbulent i pirit ; And fhee would offten fall 
into ftrange fitts when fhee was croft of her hu 
mor : Likewife Lidea porter Teftifieth, that Good- 
wife Bibber and her hufband would often quarrel 
& in their quarrels fhee would call him, very bad 
names, and would haue ftrange fitts when fhe was 
croft, And a woman of an unruly turbulent fpirit 
And double tongued. 

Jofeph Fowler v. Sarah Bibber. 

The teftimony of Jofeph fowler, who Teftifieth 
that Goodman Bibber & his wife, Liued at my 
houfe And J did obferve and take notice, that 
Goodwife Bibber was a woman who was uery idle 
in her calling, And uery much given to tatling & 
tale Bareing makeing mischief amongft her neigh- 
bo 1 5 Sc uery much giuen to fpeak bad words and 
would call her hufband bad names & was a wom 
an of a uery turbulent unruly fpirit. 

Thomas Jacobs and Mary Jacobs v. Sarah Bibber. 

The teftymony of Thomas Jacob and mary his 
wife doth teftyfy and fay that good bibbor now 
that is now counted aflidted parlon fhe did for a 
time furgin in our hous and good bibber wood be 
uery often fpekeking againft won and nother uery 
obfanely and thos things that were uery falls and 
wichfhing uery bad wichchis and uery often and 
me wichs that wen hor chill fell into the reuer 



Salem Witchcraft. 205 

that (he had neuer pull hor child out and good 
bibber yous to wich ill wichches to horfelfe and 
hor chilldren and allfo to others : the nayborhud 
were (he liueued amonkes aftor fhe bered hor fuft 
houfbon hes tolld us that this John bibber wife 
coud fall into fitts as often as {he plefed. 

Rtcb d Walker v. Sarah Bibber. 

The Teftimony of Richard Walker who teftifi- 
eth that Goodwife Bibber fometime Liueing neare 
to me, I did obferue to be a woman of an unruly 
turbulent fpirit, And would often fall into ftrange 
fitts when anything croft her humor. 

Clement Coldum v. E/iz a Hubbard. 

The depofition of Clement Coldum aged 60 
years or y r about faith, y c on y e 29 th of May 1692. 
being at Salem Village carrying home Elizabeth 
Hubbard from y e meeting behind me ; fhe defcred 
me to ride fafter, I afked her why : me faid y e 
woods were full of Deuils, & faid y r are there they 
be, but J could fe none ; then J put on my horfe, 
& after J had rid a while, fhe told me I might 
ride fofter, for we had outrid them, I afked her if 
fhe was not afraid of y e Deuil, me anfwered me 
no, me could difcourfe with y e Deuil as well as 
with me, further faith not ; this I am ready to tef- 
tifie on Oath if called thereto, as witnefs my hand : 

Clement Colddum 



206 Salem Witchcraft. 

James Kettle v. Eliz a Hubbard. 

the teftimony of James Cetel being of age who 
teftifie and faith i being a r dopier grigfes one a 
Sabath day about the laft of may in 1692. hauing 
fome difcourfe with Elizabeth hubberdand J found 
her to fpeach feuerall untruths in denying the Sab 
ath day and faying {he had not ben to meting that 
day but had onely bean up to James houltons this 
J can teftifie to if called : as witnes my hand 

James Ketle 

Evidence of John Putnam & Rebecca Putnam. 

the teftemony of John putnam : Sen and rebecke 
his wife faith that our fon in law John fuller and 
our dafter rebecke Shepard did both of them dy (a 
moft uiolent death and did acting uery ftrangely at 
the time of ther death) farder faith that we did 
Gudg then that thay both diead of a malignant 
feuer and had no fufpition of witchcraft of aney 
nether Can wee a cuie the prifner at the bar of 
any fuch thing. 

Evidence of Nath 1 Ingerfoll & Hanah IngerJolL 

The depofiftion of Nathaniell Ingerfoll and 
Hannah his wife who teftifie and fay that we ware 
converfant with Benjamin Holton for aboue a 
week before he died and was acted in a very ftrange 
maner with moft violent fittes acting much like to 
our poor bewidthed perfons w n wee thought they 



Salem Witchcraft. 207 

would haue died tho then we had no fufpition of 
wiclhcraft amongft us and he died a moil violent 
death with dreadful fitts and the Defter that was 
with him (aid he could not tell what his diftember 
was and he died about Two days before Rebekah 
Sheepard 

Jurat in Curia atteft Steph, Sewall le.C 

Evidence of Benj a Wilkins & John Wilkins & 
Nath 1 Ricbardjon. 

The depofition of benjamin Wilkins aged 36 
years and John Wilkins aged 36 years thefe depon 
ents teftifieth and fay that Lidia Wilkins wiffe of 
John Wilkins was well delivered with child and 
was well the next day after but the 2 day after 
{hee was deleivered fhee was taken with a violent 
feaver and flux as we fuppofed had in a little time 
the flux abated but the reaver continued till me 
died which was about four dayes. Nath. Richifon 
tells of a Namway man y 1 fpeakes of a profound 
deep y r Willard was in 

Evidence of Hannah Welch. 

the depotion of hanah welch the wife of Phelup 
welch hannah walch eaged forty foer yers thus de- 
ponian teftifieth and faith that J was with m r Sal- 
infton and capten eapes neer this land now in 
contreeuarce and they both of them agreed that 
the fence (hud ftand as it was and that we (hud 
not transgrace of one fide nor Jonathan hobs one 



2o8 Salem Witchcraft. 

the other fide tel the line was run and the agree 
ment that thay agreed tow was that if eather hade 
tranfgrefed mud make fatesfaction to the other and 
the reafon of this agreement was, becaus hobs and 
we was allway contending. 

Jurat Att an Jnferior Court. 

Robert Moulton v. Sufannab Sheldon. 

the teftimony of Robart Moulton fener who tef- 
tifieth and faith that J waching with Sufannah 
Sheldon fence me was afflicted J heard her fay that 
the witches hailed her vpone her bely through the 
yearde like a fnacke and hailed her ouer the ftone 
walls & and prefently J heard her Contradict her 
former difcource and faid that (he came ouer the 
ftone wall herfelfe and J heard her fay that me Rid 
vpone a poole to bofton and me faid the diuel 
caryed the poole. Robart Mouelton. 

Samuel Nurs & Jofeph Trumball law Robert 
Moulton fine this wrighting. 

Expenfes by Abr m Perkins. 

An Accomp 1 of what was taken vpon their Ma- 
jefties accomp* in the yeare 1692. 

Jmp r by Geo. Herrick vnd r Sheriff for himfelfe 
& prifeners viz : Jn Jackfon jun r Jn 
Howard & Guard 00-08-00 

To Entertainment for y e Confta- 
bles and their prifoners from Hauerill 00-06-00 

To Entertainement for y e Confta- 
bles & prifoners from Glofefter oo : 04 : oo 



Salem Witchcraft. 209 

To Hauerill Conftable another time oo : 02 : oo 



01-00 : oo 
By Abraham Perkins allow d 

Nattt Ingerfolls Acct. v. Country. 

March ye I st 169! 

Vppon a meeteing of y e Majeftrates M r Jn Ha- 
thorne and Jonathan Corwin Efq rs in an Jnquirere 
after witchcraft Expences upon y e Countrys Acco 1 
for Majeftrates Marmalls Conftables & Affiftance 
at my Houfe Viz 1 . 

Jmp r To y e Majeftrate Dinner & , s. d, 
Drink 8 

To y e Marmalls 2 Conftables & Af 
fiftance & Victuals 3 
To 43 d Cakes 6 qts Cider 2 
To 2 Conftables at 2 qts of 3 d Cider 
one Cake 9 
To Rum 6 
To Majeftrates Horfes 6 
To y e Marmall & Conftable Herricks 
Horfes 6 
y e 3 d Inftant y e Marmall Expences 6 
y e Marmall & his horfe i pott Sider 6 

vpon examination of Goodwife Corry 

To y e Marmall for horfes & drink 6 

To y e Majeftrates Horfes drink and 
Entertainement 4 

vpon examination of goodwife Nurfe. 
To y e Marmalls Horfe Standing, Sup- 



210 Salem Witchcraft. 

per Lodging one night and drink for his 
attendance 3 6 

To Conftable Herrick & Drink & 
Cake 6 

To y e Majeftrates Drink & Enterta- 
ment and Horfes w th y e Majeftrates 
Horfes 5 

Aprill 19 : 1692. 

A further Accent in Examination of 
witchcraft at Salem Village before y^ 
Wormipfull John Hathorne and Jona 
than Corwin Esq r & Affift : for the 
County of EfTex 

To y e Majeftrates entertainemt & 
horfes 6 

The 22 Majeftrates Minefters & at- 
tendence diners 16 

The 22 for 8 HoiTes Hey and Otes 4 

May 2 d for Majeftrates Entertainem 1 4 

ffor Horfes hey & Gates 2 

ffor y e Marmall & Affiftance Viclualls 
and Drink 4 

ditto 3 d fFor Drink for y e Guard upon 
y e Committed perfons one night 3 o 

ditto 3 d ffor Yictualls & Drink y e next 
morning for y Attendance Guard Com 
mitted woman to Bofton Goal by order 
of Mittimus 3 

ditto 3. for Gates for the Cart Horfes 
& Marfhalls Horfe \ 

May 9 th ffor conueyance m r Burrows 



Salem Witchcraft. 211 

and other prifoners ffbr Victualls for the 
Majeftrates & tendance & Horfes & 
whole charge at this Examination is 16 

May 1 8 & 19 dayes for Victual! & 
drink for y e Guard in watching J Wil- 
lard Tho : ffarrier & others 16 



Carried ouer to the other fide 549 

Ib. s. d. 

Brought over from y e other fide 549 

To drink for y e Majeftrates & Vic- 
tualls for attendance & Horfes Paftering 5 

May 20 To Sider for Majeftrates & 
attendance 5 

21. Vitualls & Drink to Majeftrates 2 6 

23 d To Majeftrats Horfes Meat & 
Attendance 3 

24. To Attendance Supper & drink 
next morning 5 6 

May y e 2 1 1692 vpon the Examina 
tion of William Procter and feverall 
others to their Victualls Drink to y e 
Majeftrates & and their attendance & 
Horfe meat and victualls & drink to y e 
Attendance of the Prifoners i 10 

July 15 1692 vpon an Examination 
to y e Majeftrates Conftables an others to 
attend y e prisen r Meat Drink & Horfe 
meat 15 

8 10 9 



212 Salem Witchcraft. 



Manning Ace* v. County. 

Thomas Manning his Accompe of work down 
by him for ye County of in y 1 yare 1692. 

tto mending & pouting one Rachalls 
fetters i 6 

tto John howward I pare of fetters 5 

tto John Jackfhon fener i pare of 
fetters 5 

tto John Jackmon Juner i pear of 
fetters 5 

allow d 1 6 6 

Jfaac Little & John Harris ace 1 v. County. 

The County of EfTex is D r 1692 : s. 

for 1 8 pound of iron. y r was preft from 
Jfack Little: Alle for feetters for y e prif- 
iners at a 4 d a pound 6 

An account from John Harris fherife deputy of 
fondry charges at y e Corts of ir an terminar held at 
Sallem in ye yere 1692. 

s. d. 

Jtt prefing a hores & man : to affift 
in earning of Sary good from Jpfwich 
goalie to Sallem 8 

Jtt forgoing to Sallem to carry a re 
turn of y e Juriars of ipfwich & Rowly 
& Attending y l fiting 4 



Salem Witchcraft. 213 

Jtt for a man & horfe y was preft to 
Remoue Sary good & chilld ffrom ipf- 
wich to Sallem 7 6 

Jtt for preffing of hores & man to 
gard me with y e wife of John willes & 
ye widow pudeater from Jpfwich to Sa 
lem my felf & gard 9 6 

Jtt for tending y e Court at y e fecond 
fiting 4 

Jtt for prouiding a Jury to make 
fearch upon Cori & his wife & Clenton 
Eafty : hore : Cloifs : & m rs bradbury 4 

Jtt. Tending y e Court on a Jurnment 
Auguft y e 2 d 1692 from Tuefday till 
Satterday 4 

Jtt for expenc & Time to git 3 paire 
of feeters made for y e two Jackfons & 
John howard 2 

Jtt for Remoueing of howard & y e 
two Jackfons & Jofeph emmons from 
Jpfwich Goall to Sallem & thare Tend 
ing y e Courts pleafure thre dayes till 
three of them was fent back to ipfwich 
Goall by me which time of thre dayes 
for myfellffe & exspenc for Thos y 11 af- 
fifted me in y l farues 6 

for prefing of men & horfes for This 
defigne 2 

Jtt. for bringing of m rs bradbury from 



214- Salem Witchcraft. 

Sallem to ipswich goall & a man to affift 



me 



4 



2 18 6 

asatteft John Harris deputy fheref. 
Att A Gen 11 Seffions of y e peace holden at Jpf- 
wich March 27 : 94 

This account is allowed provided it be not Jn- 
cluded in y e High Sheriffs acc. 

atteft St. Sewall Cle r 

yofepb Fuller ace 1 v. County. 

Jofeph fuller as cunftablle for y e yere 1692. 

for feafing of Rachall Clenton & 
being of har before Juftis According to 
warrant for tending y e Court of oyer & i o 
terminer is o at Salem ten days i o o 

Cunftaball Choat for feafeing of goody 
penne & carreing of har to Sallem & and 
bring of hur back to Jpfwich Goall from 
Sallem by uertu of a mittemas with one s. d. 
man to affiftance 8 9 

for tending at y e Court of Oyer & 
turmener two weeks i o o 

1692. James fuller & nathaniell fuller 
thre dayes a pefe at Salem being fumoned 
to giue evidence Againft Rachell Clenton s. 
at ye Court of Oyer & Termina 12 o 

Death Warrants. 
Warrant for execution of Sarah Good Rebecka 



Salem Witchcraft. 215 

Nurfe, Eliz; How Sufanna Martin & Sarah 
Wildes On Tuefday 19 July 1692. 

Seucrall fent to Bofton Goale on ace 1 of witch 
craft Salem March i d from Ex fent bofton 
Sarah Ofburne Sarah Good 

Titiba Jndian 

Martha Cory Sarah Cloyce ] Aprill 12 th 

Rebecha Nurce Eliz. procter I fent to Bofton. 
Dorothy Good John procter J 

May 2 d Lydia Darting wid of Red 6 
Sufanna Martin of Ames br 
Dorcas Hoar of Beverley wid 
Sarah Murrell of Bev r 
Bethya Carter ) of Woburn 
Ann Seires j 

Sarah Dafting In/- T~> n 

n r> \ all fent to Bofton, 

George Burrows J 

Salem May 12 th J mittimas w ch went May 13 th 
to Bofton. 

1. George Jacobs fen r 7. Sarah Wild 

2. Giles Cory 8. Mary L f Nath put- 

3. W m Hobs nam s negro 

4. Edw d Bufhop -\ 9. Mary Englifh 

5. Sarah Bufhop hislio. Allice parker 
wife J II. Ann pudeater 

6. Bridget Bumop alias 
Oliuer 

Jn Salem prifon 

Eafty Margaret Jacobs 

Del 1 " Hobs Abigail Soames 

Abigail Hobs Rebeca Jacobs 



2 1 6 Salem Witchcraft. 

Mary Warren Sarah Buckley 

Churchwell Mary Witheridge 

Sarah prodler 

fent toBofton Wedenfday the 1 8 th May 1692. 
Thomas ffarror ) c T 
Eliz : Hart j f ^ 
John Willard of Salem Village 
Roger Toothaker of bilrica. 

fent to Bofton munday the 23 d 1692, 
Mary Eafty Abigaile Soames 

Sufannah Rootes Mary Derich 

Sarah Baflett Benjamin profter 

Eliz. Gary. 

Sent to Salem Goale y e 23 d May 1692. 
Sarah peafe Sarah pro<fter. 

Reverfal of Attainder October 1 7** 1 7 1 1 . 

Province of the Maflachufets Bay : Anno Reg-> 
ni Anna Reginas Decimo. 

An Act to reverfe the attainders of George Bur 
roughs and others for Witchcraft 

Forafmuch as in the year of our Lord one 
Thoufand fix hundred ninety two feveral Towns 
within this Province were Infefted with a horrible 
Witchcraft or pofeffion of devils ; And at a Special 
Court of Oyer and Termina holden at Salem in the 
County of Eflex in the fame year 1692. George 
Burroughs of Wells, "John Proffer, George Jacobs t 
John Willardj Giles Core, and Martha his wife, Re 
becca Nurfe and Sarah Good all of Salem aforefaid 
Elizabeth How of Ipfwich, Mary Ea/ley, Sarah 



Salem Witchcraft. 217 

Wild and Abigail Hobbs all of Topsfield, Samuel 
Wardell, Mary Parker, Martha Carrier, Abigail 
Falkner, Anne Fofter, Rebecca Eames, Mary Poft and 
Mary Lacey all of Andover, Mary Bradbury of Sal- 
iibury, and Dorcas Hoar of Beverley Were fever- 
ally Indicted convicted and attainted of Witchcraft, 
and fome of them put to death, others lying ftill 
under the like fentance of the faid Court, and liable 
to have the fame Executed upon them. 

The Influence and Energy of the Evil Spirits fo 
great at that time acting in and upon thofe who 
were the principal accufers and WitnefTes proceed 
ing fo far as to caufe a Profecution to be had of 
perfons of known and good reputation, which 
caufed a great difatisfaction and a flop to be 
put thereunto until theire Majefty s pleafure mould 
be known therein : And upon a Reprefentation 
thereof accordingly made her late Majefty Queen 
Mary the fecond of blefled memory by Her Royal 
Letter given at her Court at Whitehall the fifteenth 
of April 1693. was Graciovily pleafed to approve 
the care and Circumfpedtion therein ; and to Will 
and require that in all proceedings ag 1 perfons ao 
cufed for Witchcraft, or being poflefTed by the 
devil, the greateft Moderation and all due Circum- 
fpedtion be ufed, fo far as the fame may be without 
Impediment to the Ordinary courfe of Juftice. 

And fome of the principal Accufers and Wit- 
nefles in thofe dark and fevere profecutions have 
(ince difcovered themfelves to be perfons of profli 
gate and vicious converfation. 
C ca 



218 Salem Witchcraft. 

Upon the humble Petition and fuit of feveral of 
the s d perfons and of the children of others of them 
whofe Parents were Executed. Be it Declared 
and Enacted by his Excellency the Governor 
Council and Reprefentatives in General Court af- 
fembled, and by the authority of the fame That 
the feveral convictions Judgments and Attainders 
again ft the faid George Bor roughs, John Proffer, 
George Jacob, John Willard, Giles Core and Mar 
tha Core, Rebecca Nurfe, Sarah Good, Elizabeth 
How, Mary Eajly, Sarah Wild, Abigail Hobbs, 
Samuel War dell, Mary Parker, Martha Carrier, 
Abigail Falkner, Anne Fojler, Rebecca Eames, Mary 
Poftj Mary Lacey, Mary Bradbury, and Dorcas 
Hoar, and every of them Be and hereby are re- 
verfed made and declared to be null and void to all 
Intents, Conftructions and purpofes whatfoever, as 
if no fuch convictions Judgments, or Attainders 
had ever been had or given. And that no penal 
ties or forfeitures of Goods or Chattels be by the 
faid Judgments and attainders or either of them 

/ o 

had or Incurrd. Any Law Ufage or Cuftom to the 
contrary notwithftanding. And that no Sheriffe, 
Conftable Goaler or other officer mall be Liable to 
any profecution in the Law for anything they then 
Legally did in the Execution of their refpective 
offices. 

Made and Pafs d by the Great and General Court 
or AfTembly of Her Majeftys Province of the 
Maffachufets Bay in New England held at Bofton 
the 1 7 th day of October. 1711. 



Salem Witchcraft. 219 

Whereas we the fubfcribers are Informed that 
His Excellency the Governour Honourable Coun 
cil, and Generall aflembly of this province have 
been pleafed to hear our Supplication and anfwer 
our Prayer in paffing an act in favour of us refpect- 
ing our Reputations and Eftates : Which we hum 
bly and gratefully acknowledge. 

And inafmuch as it would be Chargeble and 
Troublefome for all or many of us to goe to Bofton 
on this affair : Wherefore we have and do Authorize 
and Requeft our Trufty Friend the Worfhipfull 
Stephen Sewall Efq : To procure us a Coppy of the 
faid ad; and to doe what may be further proper 
and neceffary for the reception of what is al 
lowed us and to take and receive the fame for us 
and to Tranfact any other thing referring to the 
Premifes on our Behalfe that may be requilite or 
Convenient. EfTex. December 1711. 

John Eames in behalfe Charles Burrough eldeft 
of his mother Rebec- fon 
ca Eames Jhn Barker 

Abigael Faulkner Lawrence Lacy 

Samuel Prefton on behalf Abraham Fofter 

of his wife Sarah Pref- fy e fons of 

ton Jhn Parker maryPar 

Samuel Ofgood on behalfe JoiephParker ker de- 
of his mother mary [ceafed. 

Ofgood John Marfton 

Nathaniel Dane Thomas Carrier 

Jofeph Wilfon John Frie 

Samuel Wardwell Mary Poft 



22O Salem Witchcraft. 

John Wright John Johnfon in behalf 

Ebenezer Barker of his mother Rebec- 

Francis Johnfon on be- ca Johnfon & his 

half of his mother, fifter 

Brother & fifter Eli- William Barker fen r 

zabeth Gorge Jacob on behalfe 

Jofeph Emerfon on behalf of his father who fuf- 

of his wife martha Em- fered 

erfon of Hauerhill Thorndik Procter on be- 

Ephraim Willds halfe of his father 

John Moulton on behalfe John Procter who 

of his wife Elizabeth fuffered 

the daughter of Giles Beniamin Procter fon of 

Coree who fuferd the aboues d 

Robert peafe on behalfe Doarcas hoare 

of his wife willem town 

Annies King on behalf of Samuel nurs 

her mother Jacob eftei 

Edward Bifhop 

By his Excellency the Gouerno r 

Whereas y e Generall AfTembly in their laft 
feffion accepted y e report of their comitte ap 
pointed to confider of ye Damages fuftained by 
Sundry perfons profecuted for witchcraft in y e year 
1692 viz 1 

s. d. s. d. 

To Elizabeth How 12 o o John Profter and 

George Jacobs 79 o o wife 150 o o 

Mary Eaftey 20 o o Sarh Wild 14 o o 

Mary Parker 800 Mary Bradbury 20 o o 

George Burroughs 50 o o Abigail Faulkner 20 o o 

Giles Cory & wife 21 o o Abigail Hobbs 10 o o 

Rebeccah Nurfe 25 o o Anne Fofter 610 o 

John Willard 20 o o Rebeccah Eames 10 o o 



Salem Witchcraft. 221 

Sarah Good 30 o o Dorcas Hoar 21 17 o 

Martha Carrier 760 Mary Poft 8 14 o 

Samuel Wardwell Mary Lacey 8 I o o 

&wife 36 15 o 

269 ii o 

309 i o 309 i o 

578 12 o 

The whole amounting vnto Five hundred fev- 
enty eight poundes and Twelve Shillings. 

J doe by & with the advice and confent of her 
MajT 8 council hereby order you to pay y e above 
fum of flue hundred feventy eight poundes & twelve 
{hillings to Stephen Sewall Efq r who together with 
y e gentlemen ofy e Comitte that Estimated and Re 
ported y e faid damages are defired & directed to 
diftribute y e fame in proportion as aboue to fuch 
of y e faid perfons as are Liuing and to thofe that 
legally reprefent them that are dead according as y e 
law directs and for which this mall be your War 
rant. 

Given under my hand at Boton the 17 Day of 
December 1711 J Dudley 

To M r Treasurer Taylor By order of y e Gouer- 
no r & Council Jfa Addington Secrty. 

Whereas His Excellency the Governor and Gen- 
erall court haue been pleafed to grant to y e perfons 
who were fufFerers in y e year 1692 fome confider- 
able alowance towards reftitution with refpecl: to 
what they fuffered in their Eftates at that Sorrow- 
full time and haue alfoe appointed a Comitte viz. 
John Appleton Efq r Thomas Noyes Efq r John 
Burrel Efq r Nehemiah Jewet Efq. & Stephen 



222 Salem Witchcraft. 

Sewall to diftribute y e Same to and amongft y e 
parties concern d as in & by y e records and Court 
orders May appear. Now Know yee that wee 
Subfcribers herevnto being Either y e proper parties 
or fuch as reprefent them or have full power & 
authority from them to Receiue their parts and 
mares of ye money afbref d and fuch of vs as haue 
orders from Tome of y e parties concerned to receive 
their parts and fhares doe avouch them to be real 
and good fo that for whomfoever wee take vpon 
us to receive any fuch fum wee doe oblige ourfelves 
to Idemnify y e faid Comitte to all Jntents con- 
ftru&ions & purpofes, wee fay Recieved this 19 th 
day of February anno Domi 1711-12 & in y e 
Tenth year of 

Abram How For Mary & Abigail 
How 4 14 o 

Ephraim Roberdes for James Martha 
& Sarah How children of John How 4 14 o 

mark of 

Abraham A fofter for mother 6 i o o 



mark of 



Abraham A fofter for Mary lacey by 

order 8 10 o 

Samuel wardel 36 15 o 

Benia putnam for Sarah Good 30 o o 

William W Towne for wife widow 

ofWillard 6 12 8 

Jfaac Eftey 2 9 o for felfe John Eafty 290 

for Mary poft 

William Cleur 1 1 o o for M. Carier 

John Ames ten poundes by ord. of his mother 

on file 10 o o 



Salem Witchcraft. 223 

Ephraim Wiles 14 o o Abigail Faulkner 20 o o 

marke of 

George Yorry John king for him- ) 

Jacobs 46 o o } felfe & fifter J 

marke of marke 

Anne X Andrews 23 oo! Chriftopher X Read 

John fofter 8 7 o | 79 o o 

Charge i 130] maried Eliz. Hoar. 

marke 

Joana X Green Jofeph Parker 800 

Jofeph Parker 8 14 o Jofeph Parker 760 

Received as on y e foregoing fide s. d. 

Samuel Nurs for himfelfe & John 
Nurfe& John Tarbeu Rebeccah Prefton 
William Ruflell Martha Bowden & 
francis Nurs 21 14 o 

marke 

Elizabeth x Richards alias Procter Benjam x Procter 
Ebenezer Bancraft for Martha Procter 

John procter william procter 

Thorndik Procter in behalfe of myfelfe and 
Jofeph procter and Abigill Procter and mary 
procter and fifter Elizabeth Very. 

marke marke 

Sarah Munion x alias Procter. Elizabeth x Procter. 

s. d. 

Charles Burrough for myfelfe and for 420 
Jeremiah Burrough and Rebeccah Fowle each of us 
Hanah Fox & Elizabeth Thomas 20 o o 

John Appleton Rec d for G Burrough y e fum of 
ffore poundes & two fhilK ,? 

marke 

23 d Abigail x Hoar 20 4 

marke both 

Rebeccah x Hoar 



224 Salem Witchcraft. 

marke of 

Feb 23. 1711 William x Hobbs for 
his fifter Abigail Hobbs 9 15 o 

cha 4 o 

10 o o 

marke 

Leonard* Slue forfelfe & fifter Rachel 10 4 d 

marke 

Mary x Pittman alias How 

Rec d as aforef d 

for George Abbott & Hanah his wife s. d. 
daughter of mary Eafty 290 

March 4, 1711 by y r written order forty nine 
{hillings John farnum 

March 5 : Rec d for myfelfe forty nine (hillings 
290 Jacob efti. 

March 6. 1711. Received for myfelfe three 
poundes 4 s & 6 d for my owne mare. 

marke 

Hanah x Willard 

March 6 Rec d for our daughter Margaret Wil 
lard being vnder age three pounds four millings 6 d 

marke marke 

William x Town Margaret x Towne wife of f d 
W m Town. 

March 22 Received for my daughter Mary 
Burroughs four pounds 2 s in full for her (hare. 
Mary x Hall alias Burroughs 

March 22, 171 1-12 Received for myfelfe Ten 

marke 

poundes Mary x Hall alias Burroughs 

Aprill 5 1712 Rec d of Stephen Sewall as aforef d 

marke 

690 John x Willard 

May i. 1712. Rec d on behalf of my wife De- 



Salem Witchcraft. 225 

borah How Two pounds Seven Shilling in full. 

Ifaac Howe. 

Rec d for Benj. Nurfe fifty four (hillings & 6 d 
May 12, 1712. Samullnurs. 

Rec d for myfelf y e fubfcriber & for my Bro r in 
Law Peter Thomas in right of Elizabeth his wife 
& my fifter Hanah ffox wife of m r Jabez ffox & 
& Rebecca fowles four pounds Ten millings. 

George burrougs 

Receiued for my bro r Jeremiah Burroughs & 
myfelfe Two pounds fiue millings. 

Charles Burrough. 

Newbury May 22 d , 1712. Rec ed for & in be- 
halfe of my wife Jane True & Mary Stanion 
daughters of Mary Bradbury & for John Bufs & 
Eliz a Bufs Children of Elizabeth Bufs y e Sum of 
nine poundes fifteen millings p me Henry True 

May 22 d 1712. Reced. for my Brethren & 
Sifters being fix of vs in number children of Judah 
Moodey one of y e daughters of y e aforef d Mary 
Bradbury Dec d . thre pounds fiue mill 8 

Caleb Moodey. 

May 22 d 1712. Rec d for my fifter Anne Allen 
& myfelfe children of Wymond Bradbury Dec d 
three pounds five Shillings 

p me Wymond Bradbury. 
Reced for my Two Brothers William Bradbury 
& Jacob Bradbury & myfelfe Three pounds fiue 
{hillings in full p me Thomas Bradbury. 

July 27, 1712. Rec d on y e acct aforefaid 
D da 



226 Salem Witchcraft. 

Eleuen pounds five {hillings for my part Rec d in 

marke 

full Samuel x Procter. 

Sep r 3 d 1712. Received for my brother Jomua& 
myfelfe 4180 which J ingage to produce his or 
der for & fend to S. Sewall. Benjamin Eftie. 

Sept 3 d . 1712. Rec d for my fifter Sarah Gills 
forty nine millings which J promife to lend her 
receipt for Beniamin Eftie. 

Rec d for Jofeph Eftie & and by his written or 
der forty nine millings Nou r 28, 1712. 

John Commings. 

Receipts of y e relations 6cc of y e Sufferers in y e 
year 1692 taken February 19 th 1711-12, 

Mr Burroughs s family widow. 

Charles Burroughs George Burroughs Jeremiah 
Burroughs Rebecca Fowle alias Burrougs Hanah 
Fox alias Burroughs Elizabeth Thomas, Mary 
Burroughs. 

M rs Mary Bradbury s progeny. 

Wymond Bradbury Dec d has left Wymund, 
Anne. Judah Moodey Dec d Caleb Moodey, Hana 
Moodey, Jofhua Moody, Samuel Moody, Mary 
Hale. Judith Toppen. William Bradbury dec d 
William Bradbury, Thomas Bradbury Jacob Brad 
bury 

Mary Stanian Jane True 

Elizabeth Bufs Dec d John Buis Elizabeth Bufs. 

Families Jnterefted in ye allowance following. 

Children of Elizabeth How viz. daughters 
Mary How, Deborah How wife of Jfa : How of 



Salem Witchcraft. 227 

Roxbury, Abigail How. Grandchildren James 
How, Martha How & Sarah How being y e chil 
dren of her only fon John How Dec d . 

William Hoar Dec d left 3 daughters. 

Dorcas Hoar family, Mary Burt widow. Eliza 
beth Read wife of Chriftopher Read 400 Annis 
King wife of John King 12 o o Johanna Green 
widow i o o Tabitha Slue Dec d left two children 
Leonard Rachel. George Jacobs family George 
Jacobs only fon 46 o o Anne Andrews 23 o o 

Margret Jacobs alias Fofter for her goods 

taken away 870. The Charge 113 

Mary Eafty s family. Jfa Eafty Jofeph Eafty 
John Eafty Ben : Eafty, Jacob Eafty. Jomua 
Eafty p d to Benj Sarah Gill daughter Hanah Abbot 
of Andover 

Rebeccah Nurfe family, John Nurfe Sarah 
Bowden Rebecah Prefton, Samuel Nurfe, Francis 
Nurfe, Mary Tarbel Elizabeth Ruflel. 

John Procters family widow alias Richards 
Benj. Procter John Procter, Eliz. Verey, Martha 
Join Mary Procter Thorndick Procter William 
Procter Jofeph Procter, Samuel Procter Sarah 
Procter Eliz. Procter Abigail Procter. 

Mr. Sewall& Hon rd friend 
S r Refpects J mifed, you 8 J receiued of yo r fon, 
bearing date y e 27 th of this Jnftant mo th & accord 
ing to yo r delire J haue drawne out y e names & 
Sums (of ye Refpedtive Sufferers) y l y e petition 1 " 5 
pray d for. i st of thofe executed. 



228 Salem Witchcraft. 

s. d. 

Elizabeth How ; Mary Abigail her 
daughters pray d for 1200 

Georg Jacobs, Georg Jacobs his fon 
pray d p 79 o o 

Sara Wild, Ephraim Wild her fon 
pray d for 1400 

Mary Eafty. Jfaack Eafty her huf- 
band pr d p 20 o o 

Mary Parker. Jofeph & Jn parker 
her fon pr d p 08 o o 

M r Georg Burroughs, Charles Bur 
roughs his fon pr d p 50 o o 

Elizabeth Core. & Martha y e wife of 
Jno Molton he pr d p 2100 

Rebecca Nurie. Samuell Nurfe her 
fon pr d p 25 o o 

Jn Willard. Margeret Towne his 
relic~b pr d p 20 o o 

Sarah Good. William Good her 
hufband pr d p 30 o o 

Martha Carrier. Thomas Carriar 
her hufband pr d p 07 o o 

Samuel Wardell executed & his wife 
Sarah condemned. Samuell Wardell 
their fon pr d p 36 15 o 

John procter, John & Thordick 
his fons pr d p 150 9 o 

Jfons Condemned & not Executed 

Mrs Mary Bradbury. Henry & Sam 1 
True her fons pr d p 20 o o 



Salem Witchcraft. 229 

Abigail Faulkner for her and her 
children pr d p 2o o o 

Abigail Hobs william Hobs her Fa 
ther pr d p io lb 10 o o 

Ann Fofter. Abraham Fofter her 
fon pr d p 600 

Rebeccah Eames prayes p 10 o o 

Dorcas King alias whore pr d p 21120 

Mary poft prayes p 8 14 o 

Mary Lacy Lawrence her huf- 
band pr d p 8100 

Elizabeth Procter & Elizabeth John- 
fon. J find their names amongft y e 
aboue condemned pflbns & lum put 
to them. Pfons Jmprifori d & not Con 
demned petitioned for Allowances for 
their Jmprifonment charges &c 

Sarah Buckley & Mary witredg for 
fo much they pay d 15 o o 

John Johnfon for Rebecca his wife 
& daughter 604 

Cap f Ofgoods wife Mary 574 

Sarah Cole for hers 6 10 o 

Edward Bimop petitions for 100 o o 

Jn Barker p Mary Barker his 
daughters expences he p d for her 03 15 10 

Rob 1 peafe p his 1330 

Nath 1 Dane p his 4130 

Jn Fry p his 4174 

Jofeph Wilfon p his 4154 

Jn Wright p his 040 



230 Salem Witchcraft. 

Mercy Woodell y e wife of Jn 

Wright for 540 
Jn Barker prayes for his Br W m 

Barkers 3 1 1 o 

Lawrence Lafy for his daughter Mary 304 

Jn Marfton p his wife 214 4 

Ebenezer Barker for his wife 574 
Francis Johnfon for his wife then 

Sarah Hawks 540 

Francis Johnfon for his mother 712 o 

& for his filler Elizabeth 3 oo o 

Totall 796 1 8 o 

befides m r Englim his demands left to ye Courts 
Confideration & determination Ips 28-9-1711. 
S r y e mofl humble fervant NTH JEWIT. 

To the Committee appointed by the Governour 
& Council for the diftribution of the money al 
lowed by y e Generall Court to y e Sufferers in the 
year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay my part & proportion allowed me 
by the faid court unto Deacon Benjamin Putnam 
whom J have defired to pay my part of the neceff- 
ary charge, And his receipt ihall be your full dif- 
charge. from your fervant. W m Good x his mark 

Salem Vill. Janua. 21:17 

Whereas the Governour and Generall Court 
have been pleafed to grant a Confiderable fum to 
wards Reftitution to thofe who were Sufferers in y e 
year 1692, & and have appointed a Committe to 
diftribute y e fame amongft the perfons concerned. 



Salem Witchcraft. 231 

Wherefore in as much as J y e fubfcriber Married 
with Martha Procter one of y e daughters of John 
Procter late of Salem deced doe Requeft the gen 
tlemen of y e committee to Deliver what part and 
proportion May belong to me on behalfe of my 
faid wife unto Cap 1 Ebenezar Bancroft of Lynn 
and his Receipt mail be your full difcharge. from 
your Serv 1 . Nathanell Gowing 

Jan e y 2 I st 1711. 

To the Gentelmen of the Comittee appointed 
by the Governer and Councell to diftribute the 
money allowed by the General Court to fuch as 
weare fufferers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliuer unto my brother 
Thorndik Procter the Sume allowed unto me and 
his receipt mall fully difcharge you ffrom the fame 

February i8 th 1711-12 Elizabeth Very. 

Whereas we are Jnformed the Generall Couart 
hath a Pointed a Committee to diftrubute to the 
pearties Confearned what the s d Court heath 
alowed to make Reparation to fuch as weare fuf 
ferers in the yeare 1692. Whearfore wee doe de- 
fire and heareby order and Jmpower our brother 
Thorndik Procter to receive what mall bee alowed 
to each of ys and to giue receit for the fame which 
mall fully difchargue you thearof. 

marke 

the x of abigaill Procter. 

To y e Committey appointed by y e Generall 
Court to diftribute what was allow d by y e s d Court 
towards reftitution to y e relations of thofe whoe 
furTered in y e Sorrowfull times called y e Witchcraft 



232 Salem Witchcraft. 

times, pleas to pay and deliuer what mare and 
proportion belongs to me on that fcore vnto my 
Brother m r Samuel Nurfe of Salem & his receipt 
mall be a full and fufficient difcharge from your 
friend &c. Beniamin Nurfe. 

May 8 th anno Dom 1712. 

Whereas we are Jnformed the Generall court 
hath apointed a Committe to diftribute to the par 
ties concearned what the s d Court hath alowed to 
make Reparation to the Sufferers in the year 1692. 
Therefore wee doe deiire and hereby Jmpour our 
Brother Samuel Nurfe te receive what is alowed to 
us and to give receipt for the fame 

John Nurs willem rufel 

John Farbell martha bouden 

Rebaka prefton francis nurs. 

Whereas y e Gouernour & Generall Court have 
been Pleafed to grant a confiderable fum towards 
reftitution to thofe who were Sufferers in ye year 
1692 : & have appointed a Committee to diftribute 
y e fame amongft y e perfons concerned. 

Wherefore J yefubfcriber (being then a Sufferer) 
doe requeft y e gentlemen of y e Comittee to Deliver 
what Part and Proportion may belong to me unto 
my father William Hobbs, or my brother William 
Hobbs (both of Topffield) and either of their receipts 
{hall be your full difcharge from your Servant. 

the mark of 

Abigaill x Hobbs. 

We whofe names are hereunto Subfcribed being 
requefted by George Locker Deputy Sherife in 



Salem Witchcraft. 233 

Effex by order and direction of y e Juftices to ap- 
praize and vallue a Gun & a fword of John Byfli 
w ch Gun we vallue and apprize to be worth 2o s & 
y e fword to be worth Ten Shillings as witnefs our 
hands this 25 th day of auguft 1716. 

Abrm Punchard Phill h Englifh jun. 

Petition of M r Englijh. 

To y e Comitte appointed to Diftribute y c money 
allowed to the Sufferers in 1692 

Gen 1 I requeft y e favour of you to reprefent 
it to y e Gen 11 Court what a great Sufferer I have 
been in my eftate by reafon of y e fevere profecution 
of me and my wife in that Dark time. It Coft 
me fifty pounds at Bofton & we were forced to fly 
for our Lives at which time my eftate was feized 
and Squandred away to a great Value and much of 
my provifion vfed to Subfift y e numerous Company 
of prifoners In y e whole I am Exceedingly Dem- 
nified y e moft of my perfonal eftate to y e Value of 
many hundreds of pounds taken from me & very 
little of it Reftored againe I pray to Confider my 
Extraordinary Sufferings. 

I am Gen r yo r humble Serv a 

an account of what John King and Annis his 
wife one of y e Daughters of Dorcas Hoare late of 
Beverly Deceafed difburfed & expended on their 
aforefaid Mother dureing y e time of her imprifon- 
ment and Great Troubles in ye year 1692. 

Imprimis. Subfiftance for her 9 s. d. 
months when (he was in Salem prifon 900 
E ea 



234 Salem Witchcraft . 

tt a Journey to Bofton and money 
carryed to her while in prifon there 10 

tt my Journey to Bofton to carry 
her to Ipswich & Expence while there 1 5 

tt my wife s going two Journeys to 
Ipfwich and exfpence & attendance up 
on her 10 

tt two Journeys to Bofton to procure 
a reprieve i o 

tt a Journey to fetch her from Ipf 
wich to Salem c 



12 o o 

befides confiderable cloathing & other 
things for her neceffitys. 

her mark 

John king. Annis x King. 

Andover feb y e 26: 1711-12 honoured Sir 
thes are to dezier you to deliuer to y e bearer hereof 
John Farnum the money y l falleth to my mare of 
what the Cort alowed to the fufferers in 92. 

J being the daughter of Goodwife Eftey of topf- 
feeld and now wife to George Abbut in Andover, 

Geoge Abbut Hannah abbut 

To the much honred mager fewall pray S r be 
pleafed for to pay to the barer hearof John cum- 
mings my part of the money that the generall 
court did geve to the fufferers in the yeare 1692. 
and his recit mail bee your defcharge 

S r J underftand that you have payd all of my 
brothers, and fo J would pray you for to pay the 
barer heareof fo J raft your friend and Saruent 

Jofeph Efti, 



Salem Witchcraft. 235 

from Dorcheftour november the 01 day 1712 
as witnes my hand. 

Salem ffebx 19 th 1711-12 To the Honour d 
Committy 

The petition of Benjamin Prodler humbly mew- 
eth ; That 

1. for as much as J your petitioner was Jmprif- 
oned for feveral monthes Jn the time they called 
witchcraft and was by that a great fufferer. 

2. for as much as J was y e eldeft fon of my 
father & worked hard with my father : till J was 
about thirty years of age : and helped bring up all 
my father s children, by all his wives one after 
another. 

3. for, as much as after my fathers death J your 
petitioner was at great coft and trouble in the dif- 
pofition of my s d fathers affairs as to relieving his 
s d family fome of them helples : with anfwering 
debts charges, legafies &c. 

All which confidered your petitioner thinketh he 
deferves a greater mare of this that y e country hath 
bin pleafe to alow us then y e reft of our family doe: 
which J leave in confideration of you r hon rs and 
mall forever remain yo r hon rs moft humble ferv c . 

Benjamin Prodler. 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 
by the Governo r and Council to diftribute the 
money allowed by the General Court, to fuch as 
were Sufferers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliuer into Jofeph Parker of 
Andover the fum allowed unto me, and his Re 
ceipt mall fully difcharge you from the fame. 

Andover January 7. 1711-12 Thomas Carrier 



236 Salem Witchcraft. 

Know all whom it doth or may confarn that wee 
Mary and Abegill How both daughters of James 
How of Jpfwich late deceaft being informe that y e 
honered Generall Court hath a-Lowed fom money 
for us in way of Restitution for y e damig wee fuf- 
tained in y e yere 92 by that as was called witch 
craft when our honoured mother was executed. 

We pray your honours to fend us y e money 
alowed us, by our vncle Abraham How whom we 
have defired and employed to Receive y e fame for 
us. dated in Jpfwich 22 of January 1711 or 12 as 

mark her mark 

witnes our hands Mary x How Abigill x How 

her 

To the gent m of the Committee to Diftribute 
the money that the Generall Court allow d to y e 
Famleys of those that were SufFarers in the year of 
y e witchcraft. 

J requeft that you would deliver my p r of the 
money unto Col. John Appleton and his Receipt 
(hall be accept d . 

dated Jan 22 : 171 1. p r George burouhs. 

Forafmuch as it is made Manifeft that y e child 
ren of m r George Burroughs Deced. by his former 
wiues did in y e time of his Jmprisonment admin- 
ifter vnto him NecefTary things & were at con 
siderable charge thereabout & for his Jnterment & 
that y e widow had moft or all of ye perfonal 
eftate. 

In Consideration where of Wee y e Subfcribers a 
committee appointed by y e Generall Court & 
confent agree & order that ye fix pounds 6 d money 



Salem Witchcraft. 237 

yet remaing of y e fifty pounds allowed by ye Gou- 
ernment fhall be payed to y e s d children in equal 
Shares. 

January 3 d 1712. 

John Appleton Stephen Sewall 

Thomas Noyes Neh. Jewett. 

Bofton New England Jan r i6 th 1711-12. 
Whereas we are Jnformed the Generall Court 
hath appointed a Committee To Diftribute To 
the Partys Concern d what the s d court have Al- 
low d to Make Repare Ation to the fufferers Jn 
the yere 1692. wherefore we defier and hereby 
order and Jmpower Our Brother Charles Bur- 
rough To Receive what is Allowed to each of us 
And his Receipt (hall be a fufficient Difcharge. 
Peter Thomas Jabez Fox 

Rebekah Fowle Jeremiah Burrough. 

Attelborow March the 14 th 171 1-12 Loving 
brother my Love Remembred vnto you hoping 
that you eare well as I am at this prefent I make 
bold to wright a few lins vnto you defiring you to 
be fo kind vnto mee as to fend mee that which is 
my wright and proper due from the Jeneral court 
I pray you to fend it by my mother which will 
take fom care about itt and Let me not be forgotten 
by you who am your Sifter till deth. 

Mary Burros. 

Bofton, Decernb 1 i6 th 171 2. To the Honourable 
Gentlemen Appointed for a Committee Relateing 
to the Affairs of Witchcraft Jn theyeare 1692. 
Gentlemen. We the Subfcribers and children 



238 Salem Witchcraft. 

of m r Georg Burrough late of wells, who fufFered 
att Salem in the Trouble there humbly offer for 
you Honours Confederation A few Lines Relateing 
our Cafe and Circomftances vpon Acco 1 of our 
Mother in Laws Conduct and Carriage Towards 
us, after our Father was Apprehended and Taken 
away Our Mother in Law laide hands vpon all me 
could fecure (the Children were generally unable 
to fhift for Themfelves) and what me could lay 
hands on was her Own without any perfon but her 
own Daugh r to mare with her, whom me fays was 
to bring up, but may it Plefe your Honours to 
Confider there was feaven children more befides 
That were To bring up the eldeft of which was 
but fixteen years old att that Time, but infleed of 
fhareing in what our father Left and me had fe- 
cur d were Turn d to mift for ourfelves without 
anythiug for fo much as a Remembrance of Our 
father Tho Som of us can Remember of Confid- 
erable in the houfe, befides his Liberary which me 
fold and Rec d the money for : then Lett it out at 
intereft and was afterward Rec d by another Huf- 
band : and not one farthing beftowed on any child 
but her Own. This being matter of facl: we Hum 
bly leave it with your honours to Confider wheather 
of what the Honourable Generall Court allow d &c 
She have not already Rec d To much and the 
Children To Little. We Subfcribe ourfelves your 
Honours Humble Ser tts 

rebaker fowl. Charles Burrough 



mark 



e x Eliz Thomas Jerimi Burrough 

hannah fox 



Salem Witchcraft. 239 

Bofton Aprill 3 d Honoured Sir the fauour which 
i would humbly afk of your hounour at this time 
is that you would pleafe to let my brother George 
Burrough have what remains in your hands on the 
account of my deceafed but Honnoured Father M r 
George Burrough Sir my requeft is that it may be 
don without delay for euery difTcourfe on this 
melloncely fubiect doth but give a frem wound to 
my bleeding hart but i defire to fit down in lilence 
and remain, Sir your Honnours moft obedei nt fer- 
uant Rebekah Fowle. 

To the Gentlemen ap-1 Bofton Apr 11 8. 1713, 
pointed A Comittee Re- I Gentlemen we the fub- 
lateing to the affairs of| fcribers & children of 
Witchcraft &c j m r Georg Burrough 

who fuffered in the late Troubles at Salem in the 
yere 1692. offer to your confideration the conduct 
of our Mother in Laue, affter the deth of our ffa- 
ther She made lure of all that there was of houfe- 
hold Goods &c togather with our fathers Library 
which was off fom Value, faid Liberary was fold 
affterward & part of the money came afterward 
into the hands of a fecond Hufband, but nothing 
thereof nor the houfehold goods &c ever came 
into our hands we were Turn d out into a wide 
world to Shift for ourfelves haueing nothing to 
truft unto but Divine Providence and the Generofity 
of friends (not on the fide of our mother in Law) 
& fom of us fo young that we can give no acco" 
of perticular Circomftances of the ffamily, nor Ca- 
peable any of us to give a perticular acco 1 of the 



24-Q Salem Witchcraft. 

wrong don us any ffurther then we are informed 
by others, but can allure you we never had the 
value of fixpence to Remember our ffather with 
when Dead and gon. And we cannot but obferve 
to you that what the Honerable Court allowed 
when divided among y e Children according to the 
Direction of the fame Amou" to but about four 
pounds a piece, which we think but a poor recom- 
penfe (fetting afide the deth of our father) to make 
good Our due proportion of his fubftance which 
we were deprived of by means of his deth, befides 
the difficulties we were put unto & the Charge of 
bringing up of the Confederation of w f we relate 
which is matter of fad: well known to many be- 
fides ourfelves bee motive fufficient to Engage yo r 
Confederation of us in what you have Stopt of the 
above mentioned grant of the Honerable Court we 
defier you to deliver what you fee caufe to allow us 
to our brother Georg Burrough, if what we offer 
be not worth of your Confederation or Argument 
Sufficient that we mould have what Remains in 
your hands, we only defier the flavour of a Speedy 
Anfwer : for the fum as we are Inform d is fo fmall 
that much trouble in the bufiness will furmount it 
by ffarr mould we be allowed itt at laft : fo that an 
information of your refolves in the bufiness will 
Prove more of a flavour then tedious Delays mould 
you grant it at laft. Not ffurther at prefent but 
Remaine to offer We Remaine Geutlemen your 
humble Serv tts Peter Thomas in behalf of my wife. 
Jabez Fox in behalf of my wife. 



Salem fFitchcraft. 24.1 

Salem May II th 1713. Majeager Seuell Sir be 
pleafed to let my brother Charles Burrough haue 
my part y was Leaft 

So you will oblige your humble Serveant. 

Jeremiah Burrough. 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 
by the Governor and Council to diftribute the 
money allowed by the Generall Court to fuch as 
were fufferers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliver unto my fon John 
Eames the fum allowed unto me and his receipt 
mall fully difcharge you from the fame January 7, 
171 1-12 

mark 

rebeckah x Ames. 



her 



To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 
by the Governour and Council to diftribute the 
money allowed by the Generall Court to fuch as 
were fufferers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliver unto Samuel Wardell 
our Eldeft Brother, the fum allowed unto us, and 
his Receipt mall fully difcharge you from the fame. 

Andover January 7. 1711-12. 
William Wardell Eliakim wardell 
John Right Elizabeth wardell 

Ezekiel Ofgood. 

The children of Samuel Wardell deceafed. 
To the honourable the Gentleman of the Com- 
mitee fitting at Salem Feb. 19. 1711-12 

Whereas my mother Sarah Wardel was con- 

JTfa 



242 Salem Witchcraft. 

demned by the court at Salem fometime in Janu 
ary in the year 1692, as I fuppofe will appear by 
the Records of the Ingalls at that Court, but her 
name is not inferted in the late Ad: of the Generall 
Court, for the taking of the Attainder of thofe 
that were condemned in that year, my mother 
being fince deceafed. I thought it my duty to en 
deavour that her name may have the benefit of that 
Act. J therefore humbly pray your Honours to 
Reprefent this cafe to the Honourable Gen 11 Court, 
that my mothers name may be inferted in the faid 
Act. And whereas in the Account which J gaue 
to your Hono rs when you met at Salem the laft 
winter, J mentioned only what was feized of my 
Father s eftate, by the fherriffe, but gave no account 
of other charges which did arife from the imprifon- 
ment of my Father and mother, they having pro 
vided for their own fubfiftance while they were in 
Prifon, and I fuppofe there was fomething confider- 
able payd to the keeper of the Prifon, though I am 
not able now to give a particular account how 
much it was. Jf your honours pleafe to allow me 
fomething upon that account, Jt will be thankfully 
acknowledged by, Your honours moft humble 
fervant Samuel wardel 

Feb. 19. 1711-12. 

Whereas feveral of the neer Relations of us the 
fubfcribers fuffered imprifonment at Salem in the 
year 1692. And we were put to great charges and 
expence to provide for them while they were in 
prifon, and for Prifon fees and court charges, which 



Salem Witchcraft. 24.3 

we were forced to pay before we could obtain their 
Releafe. An account of which we haue put into 
the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed by the 
Gen 11 Court, we do unanimoufly agree to make our 
fupplication to the Gen 11 Court to conlider the fuf- 
.ferings of our Relations, and the Dammage we then 
fuftained and to allow us fu it, according to the ac 
counts which we haue given to the committee to 
aforefaid. And to that end we humbly requeft the 
wormipfull Stephen Sewall Efq to write a Petition 
for us to the General court at their next feffion. 
Andover January 21. 1711-12 

Nathaniel Dane John Johnfon 

Jofeph willfon John wright 

Ebenezer Barker Samuel Ofgood 

ffrancis Johnfon Sara parker. 

To the Honourable the Gentlemen of the Com 
mittee Sitting in Salem Feb. 19. 1711-12. 

Whereas the Honouble Generall Court hath 
lately made an Act for taking off the Attainder of 
thofe that were condemned for witchcraft in the 
year 1692. J thought meet to Jnform your Hon 
ours that J was condemned by the Court at Salem 
in January in the year 1692, as will appear by the 
Records of the Tryalls at Said court, but my name 
is not inferted in faid act. Being very defirous of 
the favour of that Act, am bold humbly to pray 
your Honours, to reprefent my cafe to the General 
court at their next Seflion, that my name may be 
inferted in that Act, if it may be, and that the 
Honourable court would pleafe to allow me fome 



24-4- Salem Witchcraft. 

thing in confideration of my charges by reafon of 
my long Jmprifonment, which will be thankfully 
acknowledged as a great favour. 

by your Honours moft humble fervant. 

Elizabeth Johnfon jun r 

Andover Feb- 19, 1711-12. 

To y e honourable Comittee Salem february 1 9 th 
1711-12 

Jentlemen. Jn ye Darke & forrowful tims in 
y e yeare 1692 when fo maney perfons of undoubted 
Creditt were accufed of witchcrafte owr famelue 
as well as others was vnder grate truble and it cofte 
vs veary confiderable in owur neflarey Expencue 
for our Honoured and tender mother Duringe hir 
Jmprifonment. 

Wherefore requefte of your honours to maneft 
itt to y e members of y e members of y e Jennarall 
Courte that we might have fom reafonable allow 
ance for owr charge therein, which will euer 
oblidgeyour SearventTo pray. 

Peter Ofgood in y e name of y e reafte of y e 
familey 

Hampton March 24. 1711-12. MaiorSewall 
S r this is to defier you to deliuer to my Brother 
Henry True for my vie that part of money that y e 
Gene 11 Court have allotted to my wife as one of 
Cap 11 Bradbury s Daughters & his receipt thereof 
{hall be your discharge from your friends and 
feruants. 

John Stanyan Mary Stanyan. 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 



Salem Witchcraft. 245 

& the Governour and Council to diftribute the 
money allowed by the Gen 11 court to fuch as were 
fufFerers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliuer unto my Brother Jof- 
eph Parker the fum allowed unto us, and his receipt 
mall fully difcharge you from the fame. Andover 
January 7 1711-12 John Parker. 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 
by the Governour and Council to diftribute the 
money allowed by the Generall court to fuch as 
were fufferers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliuer vnto Jofeph Parker of 
Andover the fum allowed vnto me, and his Receipt 
mail fully difcharge you from the fame Andover 

mark 

January 7. 1711-12 Mary A: poft 

bur 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 
by the Governour and Council to diftribute the 
money allowed by the Generall court, to fuch as 
were Sufferers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliuer vnto my brother 
Thorndike Procter the fum allowed unto me, and 
his Receipt mall fully difcharge you from the fame. 
January 15. 1711-12 mary Procter. 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee fitting at 
Salem this 22 of January 1711-12. 

Whereas I the Subfcriber fuffered Imprifonment 
at Salem, 17 weeks in the year 1692. And was put 
to great charges and Expences before I could ob 
tain a Releafe. And not having an oppertunity to 
giue your Honours an account of my charges dur- 



24.6 Salem Witchcraft. 

ng my imprifonment, when others of my neigh 
bours and fellow fufFerers, put in their ac 
counts : J haue thought meet to do it at this time, 
which is as followeth. 

To the keeper of the Prifon two pounds eight 
millings & four pence. 

For Court charges Thirty millings & four pence. 

For necefTary Expences while J attended the 
Court one pound four millings. 

Sarah Parker of Andover. 

Maj r Sewall pleafe to pay to Leonard Slue the 
money Comeing to y r humble Serv t Feb 23. 1711- 
12 Rachel R Slue. 

Mary Rich of Lynn widow in y e year 1692 was 
Imprifoned & loft he bed & pot & other houfehold 
fluffe, in about halfe year. 

At a Superior Court of Indicature holden at 
Salem for the County of EiTex the 12 th December 
by Adjournment from the laft Tuefday in Novem 
ber paft. 

Ordered. Whereas there hath arifen a great 
Charge in holding the feverall Courts of Oyer and 
Terminer in the County of Eftex in the year 1692. 
the payment of part of w ch hath been ordered by 
the Governour and Councill out of the publique 
Treafury and yet there remains due to feverall per- 
fons for their fervice and difbur(em ts one hundred 
and thirty pounds in money whofe Acco ts haue 
been examined and allowed by r he Court the dif- 
charge of which properly belongs to faid County 
This Court doth therefore order the Clerk therof 



247 Salem Witchcraft. 

to fignifie and make known the fame unto their 
Majeft ts Juftices of the peace in faid County. Who 
are directed at their next Generall Sefllons of the 
peace to make an AfTefTment on the Jnhabitats of 
faid County proportionally for the payment of the 
faid fumm And that by an Order they caufe the 
fame to be paid to the County Trear and that he 
pay the faid fum to the feverall perfons unto whom 
it is due according to the feverall Acco ts herewith 
Tranfmitted. 

Vera Copia Taken out of y e Record of f d Court. 
Atteft. Jon a ElaiTon Cler 

An account of what is due to the feverall perfons 
hereafter named from the publique for their ref- 
pective diiburfem ts aud fervices according to their 
Acco ts Given in and & Examined by the Supereour 
Court holden at Salem by Adjournm 1 December 
y e 12 th 1693. 

viz 

Thomas Beadle C r by his 
acc ofdifburfim ts 58 n 5 

Dr to what was p d by y e 

Sheriff 17 17 6 

Due to Ballance 40 13 1 1 

Samuel Beadle C r by his 
acc 21 o o 

Dr to what p d by the 
Sheriff 10 o o 

11 o o 



248 Salem Witchcraft* 

Samuel Shattock C r as p his 
acc d 7 02 oo 

Dr to what p d by the 
Sheriff 3 oo oo 

420 

John Cook C r by his acc 213 o 

Mary Gedey C r by her 
acc 70 oo oo 

Dr by what s p d by the 
Trear & Sherriffe 55 13 oo 

14 07 o 

John Stacy Cr by his acc 
of di(burfem ts 400 

Mr Thomas Newton for his 
feruice 250 

John Putnam Conftable 305 
& Jonathan Putnam 3o s for 
their Extraordinary Seruice & 
Travell 300 

Joieph Neal for his Service 
and Travell 200 

Cap 1 Willard William Mur- 
ry & Thomas Putnam for 
their Seruice 5 each 15 o o 

Nathaniel Jngerfoll his acc 
of difburfem ts 600 

George Herrick for his 
Great feruice 25 o o 

130 oo 1 1 
Allowed upon the acc aboue the feverall fumes 



Salem Witchcraft. 249 

there amounting to the Summ of one hundred and 
thirty pounds Eleuen pence. W m Stoughton 

ver Copia atteft Jon a ElafTon Cler. 

County Eftex Deto July 92. 

Ittm. for making fouer payer of Iron ffetters 
and tow payer of hand Cuffs and putting them on 
to y c legs and hands of Goodwife Cloys eftes 
Bromidg and Green all at one pound aluen Shillings 
money s. d. 

I II O 

March 2 8 th 94 A making a letter B 
att i o 



i 12 o 

This work was done by order from athority Re 
quiring me thereunto 

atteft Rob" Lord Smith. 

deduct p d by y e Marfhall 6 s reft is 26 s allow d . 

M r Sewall S r I thought good to returne you y e 
names of feverall Jfons y l were Condemned & Ex 
ecuted that not any perfon or relations Appeared 
in ye behalfe of for y e taking of y e Attainder or for 
other Expences, they I fuppofed were returned to 
y e Gen 1 Courts confederation for to act about ac 
cording to their beft prudence. Bridget Bifhop 
alias Oliuer, fufanna Martin, Alice parker, Ann pu- 
deter, Welmot Read. Marget Scott. 

Sr J am y rs Honors to Serue Neh Jewet. 

To the Gentlemen of the Committee appointed 
by the Governour & Council to diftribute the 



250 Salem Witchcraft. 

money allowed by the Gen 11 Court to fuch as were 
(offerers in the year 1692. 

Pleafe to pay and deliuer vnto Abraham Fofter 
of Andover the fum allowed vnto me and his Re 
ceipt fhall fully difcharge you from the fame 

Andover January 7: 1711-12 

his mark 

larance x lace 

"John Eradftreet for Witchcraft 7 th mo 1652. 

The Court held at Ipfwich 28 th (7) 1652. 

26 John Broadftreet vpon his p r fentm of the 
laft court for fufpition of haueing familiarity w th 
the devill upon examynation of the cafe they found 
he had tould a lye w ch was a feconde being con 
victed once before. The court fets a fine of 2o s or 
elfe to be whipt. Edw Coborne is furety for the 
payments of the fine & fees of court. 

Cbriftopber Brown for witchcraft 24 : 9 mo 1674. 

At a County Court held at Salem the 24 : 9 mo 
1674, 

24 Chriftopher Browne haueing reported that 
he had beene trafing or difcourfing with one whome 
he apprehending to be the Deuill. which came like 
a Gen 1 in order to his binding himfelfe to be a 
fervant to him, vpon his examination his difcourfe 
feeming inconliftant with truth &c : the court 
giueing him good councell & caution for the 
prfent difmifs him. 



Salem Witchcraft. 251 

Abel Powell for witchcraft March 30 1680. 

The Court held at Ipfwich the 30 of March 
1680 

30 In the cafe of Abell powell though the court 
do not fee fufficient to charge further yet find foe 
much fufpition as that he pay the charges left to m r 
Jo : woodbridge. 

W m Morfe v. Abel Powell. 

The teftimony of W m Morfe w ch fayth together 
with his wife, aged both about 65 yeeres. That 
Thurfday night being the 2y th day of No r we heard 
a grate noyfe without round the houfe of knocking 
the boards of the house, & as we conceiued throw 
ing of ftones agt the houfe : whereupon myfelfe & 
wife lookt out, & faw nobody, & the boy all this 
time with vs : but we had ftones & fticks throwne 
at vs that we were forced to retire into the houfe 
againe, afterwards we went to bed & the boy with 
us, & then the like noyes was vpon the roofe of the 
houfe. 

2. The fame night about midnight the doore 
being lockt when we went to bed, we heard a great 
hog in the houfe grunt & make a noyes, as we 
thought willing to gett out & that we might not 
be difturbed in o r deep I rofe to lett him out & I 
found a hog in the houfe & the doore unlockt : the 
doore was firmely lockt when we went to bed. 

3. The next morning, a ftick of Links hanging 
in the chimney, they were throwne out of their 



252 Salem Witchcraft. 

place, & we hanged them vp again & they were 
throwne downe againe and fome into the fire. 

4. The night following I had a great awle lying 
in the window, the w ch awle we faw fall downe 
out of the chimney into the afhes by the fire. 5. 
After this I bid the boy putt the fame awl into the 
cupboard w ch we faw done, & the doore fht too : 
this fame awle came preiently downe the chimney 
againe in o r fight & I tooke it vp myielfe againe the 
fame night we faw a little Indian bafkett that was 
in the loft before come downe the chimney againe, 
& I tooke the fame bafket & put a piece of brick 
into it, and the bafket with the brick was gone, & 
came downe againe the third time with the brick 
in it, & went up againe the fourth time, & came 
down againe without the bricke : & the bricke 
came downe a little after. 

6. The next day being Saturday, (tones, flicks, 
& pieces of bricks came downe fo that we could 
not quietly drefTe o r breakfaft, and flicks of fire 
allfo came downe at the fame time. 

7. That day in the afternoone my thread 4 
times taken away and came downe y e chimney, 
againe, my awle & a gimblett wanting came 
downe the chimney : againe my leather taken 
away came downe the chimney : againe my nails 
being in the cover of a firkin taken away came 
downe the chimney. Againe the fame night the 
door being lockt, a little before day hearing a hog 
in the houfe I rofe and faw the hog to be mine. 
I let him out. 



Salem Witchcraft. 253 

8. The next day being Sabath day, many flones 
& flicks & pieces of bricks came downe the 
chimney: on the munday m r Richardfon & my 
brother being there, the frame in my cow houfe 
they faw very firm. I fent my boy out to fkare 
the fowles from my hogs meat : he went to the 
bowhoule, & it fell downe my boy crying with 
the hurt of the fall : in the afternoone, the potts 
hanging ouer the fire did dam fo vehemently one 
ag r the other, we fett downe one that they might 
not dam to pieces : I faw the andiron leap into the 
pott & dance & leap out, & again leap in & dance 
& leap out againe, & leap on a table & there abide, 
& my wife faw the andiron on the table : allfo I 
faw the pott turne itt felfe over and throw downe 
all the water : againe we faw a tray with wooll leap 
vp & downe & throw the wooll out, & fo many 
times & faw no body medle with it : againe a tub 
his hoop fly off of itfelfe & the tub turne over & 
nobody neere it : againe the woollen wheele 
turned vpfide downe & flood vp on its end, & a 
fpade fett on it : Steph Greenleafe faw it, & my- 
ielfe & my wife, againe my rope tooles fell downe 
vpon the ground before my boy could take them, 
being fent for them, & the fame thing of nailes 
tumbled downe from the loft into the ground, & 
nobody neere. Againe my wife & boy making 
the bed, the chefl did open and fhutt the bed 
cloathes could not be made to ly on the bed but fly 
off againe. 

Againe Caleb Powell came in & being affec~led 



254- Salem Witchcraft. 

to fee o r trouble did promife me 6c my wife that if* 
we would be willing to lett him keep the boy we 
mould fee o r felves that we (hould be neuer difturbed 
while he was gone with him, he had the boy & 
had bin quiet ever fince. 

Tho ; Rogers, & George Hardy being at W m 
Morfe his houfe affirme that the earth in the chim 
ney corner moued & fcattered on them that Tho ; 
Rogers was hitt with fomewhat, Hardy with an 
Iron ladle as is fuppofed. Somewhat hitt W nl 
Morfe a great blow : but it was fo fwift that they 
could not certainely tell what it was : but looking 
downe after they heard the noyfe they faw a mooe. 
The boy was in the corner at the firft, afterwards 
in the houfe. M r Richardfon on faturday teftifyeth 
that a board flew ag r his chaire & he heard a noyfe 
in another roome, w ch he fuppofed in all reafon to 
be diabolicall. 

Auth Morfe affirmeth that he faw the bord be 
fore tackt with nailes to the window, but his evi 
dence is drawne at large by himfelfe. John Dole 
faw a pine ftick of candlewood to fall downe, a 
ftone, a firebrand, & thefe things he faw not what 
way they came till they fell downe by him. 

The fame affirmed by John Tucker the boy was 
in one corner, whom they faw & obferved all the 
while & faw no motion in him Elizabeth Titcomb 
affirmeth that Powell fayd that he could find the 
witch by his learning if he had another fcholler 
with him, this fhe fayeth were his expreffions to 
the beft of her memory Steph. Greenleafe, & Edw 



Salem Witchcraft. 255 

Richardfon affirme the motion of the woll in the 
tray. 

Jo. Tucker affirmeth that Powell fayd to him, 
he faw the boy throw the (hooe while he was at 
prayer. 

John Badgers oath is drawne out by itfelfe. 

Jo. Emerfon affirmeth that Powell fayd he was 
brought vp vnder Norwood, and it was gudged by 
the people there, that Norwood ftudied the black 
Art. 

A father teftimony of W m Morfe and his wife. 

We law allfo a rooler of bread turne over ag f me 
& (truck me not any being neere it, & fo over 
turned. I faw a chaire ftanding in the houfe & 
not any body neere it did often bow towards me & 
fo rife vp againe. My wife allfo being in the cham 
ber the chamber doore did violently fly together 
not any body being neere it. My wife going to 
make a bed the bed did moue to & fro not any 
body being neere it. J allfo faw an Iron wedge & 
fpade was flying out of the chamber on my wife & 
did not ftricke her. My wife going into the Cellar 
a drum ftanding in the houfe did rowle over the 
doore of the Cellar & being taken vp againe the 
door did violently fly downe againe. My barnes 
doors 4 times vnpinned I know not how. I going 
to mutt my barne doore looking for the pin the 
boy being with me. (as I did judge) the pin com 
ing downe out of the aire & did fall down neere to 
me, Againe Caleb Powell came in as before fayd 
& feeing o r fpirits very low by y e fenfe of o r great 



256 Salem Witchcraft. 

affliction began to bemoane o r condition & fayd that 
he was troubled for o r afflictions, & fayd that hehad 
eyed this boy, & drawed neere to vs with great 
companion, poore old man, poore old woman this 
boy is the occafion of your griefe, for he hath done 
thefe things, & hath caufcd his good old grand 
mother to be counted a Witch, then fayd I how can 
all thefe things be done by him, fayd he allthough 
he may not haue done all yett moft of them, for 
this boy is a young rogue, a vile rogue, I haue 
watched him & fee him do things as to come up 
& downe. Caleb Powell allfo faid he had vnder- 
ftanding in Aftrology & Aftronomy, & knew the 
working of fpirits, fome in one country, and fome 
in another, & looking on the boy fayd you young 
rogue to begin fo foone, Goodman Morfe of you 
be willing to lett me haue this boy, I will vndertake 
you (hall be free from any trouble of this kind while 
he is with me: I was very unwilling at the firft & 
my wife, but by often vrging me til he told me 
whither, & what imploym 1 & company he mould 
goe, I did confent to it and this was before Jo: 
Bedger came & we haue bin freed from any trouble 
of this kind euer fince that promife made on mun- 
day night laft, to this time bung friday in the af- 
ternoone then we heard a great noyfe in the other 
roome oftentimes, but looking after it, could not 
fee anything, but afterwards looking into the roome, 
we faw a board hanged to the preffe then we being 
by the fire, fitting in a chaire my chaire often would 
not fland ftill but ready to throw me backward 



Salem Witchcraft. 257 

often times : afterward my cap allmoft taken off 
my head 3 times againe a great blow in my polle 
& and my catt did leap from me into the chimney 
corner prefently after this cat was throwne at my 
wire : we faw the catt to be ours we put her out of 
the houfe & mutt the doore : prefently the catt was 
throwed into the houfe : we went to goe to- bed 
fuddenly my wife being with me in bed the lamp 
light by o r fide my catt againe throwed at vs 5 
times jumping away prefently into the floore, & 
one of thofe times, a red waftcoat throwed on the 
bed, & the catt wrapped vp in it : againe the Lamp 
ftanding by vs on the cheft, we fayd it fhould ftand 
& burn burne out, but prefently was beaten downe, 
& all the oyle fhed, & we left in the darke : 
Againe a great noyfe a great while very dreadfull : 
againe in the morning a great ftone being 6 pound 
weight did remoue from place to place we faw it : 
two fpoones throwed off the table, & prefently the 
table throwed downe & being minded to write my 
ink home was hid from me, w ch I found couered 
with a rag, & my pen quite gone. I made a new 
pen & while 1 was writing one eare of corne hit me 

in the face, & fire flicks & ftones & 

throwed at me, & my pen brought to me while I 
was writing with my new pin, my Ink home taken 
away, and not knowing how to write any more, 
we looked vnder the table, & there found him, & 
fo I was able to write againe : againe my wife her 
hat taken from her head fitting by the fire by me 



258 Salem Witchcraft. 

the table allmoft, throwne downe : againe my fpec- 
ticles throwne from the table, and throwne allmoft 
into the fire by me & my wife & the boy: againe 
my booke of all my accounts throwne into the fire, 
& had bin burnt prefently if I had not taken it vp : 
againe boards taken off a tub, and fett upright by 
themfelves & my paper do what I could hardly 
keep it while I was writing this relation & things 
throwne at me while a wrighting prefently before 
I could dry my writing a mormouth hatt rubbed 
along it but I held fo fail that it did blott butfome 
of it : my wife and I being much afraid that I 
fhould not preferve it for the publike vfe did thinke 
beft to lay it in the bible, & lay it fafe that night, 
againe the next I would lay it there againe, but in 
the morning it was not there to be found the bag 
hanged downe empty, but after was found in a box 
alone againe while I was writing this morning, I 
was forced to forbeare writing any more I was fo 
difturbed with fo many things conftantly throwne 
at me. This relation brought in de r 8 th . 

John Badger affirmeth that being at W m Morfe 
his houfe and heard Caleb Powell fay, that he 
thought by Aftrology, & I thinke he fayd by 
aftronomy to with it he could find out whether or 
no there were diabolicall means vfed about the fayd 
Morfe his trouble, & that the fayd Caleb, fayd he 
thought to try to find it out. 

Sarah Hale v. Abel Powell. 
The teftimony of Sarah Halle about 33 yeeres, & 



Salem Witchcraft. 259 

Jofeph Mlrick about 19 who affirme. That John 
Moores Boatfwaine of the veffell wherein Joieph 
Dole was Cap 1 & Caleb Powell was mate, hath 
often fayd in their hearing, that if there were any 
wizards he was fure that Caleb Powell was a wiz 
ard, w ch he affirmed oftentimes in their houfe, 
Taken on oath Febr 2y th 1679, before me 

Jo Woodbridge Commifs r . 

Anthony Morje v. Abel Powell. 

I Anthony Mores occafionally being at my 
brothar s Mores hows my brothar fhowid me a 
pece of a brik which had feuerall tims come down 
thechimne: I fitting in the cornar J towke the 
pece of brik in my hand : with in a litell fpas of 
tiem the pece of brik was gon from me, J knu not 
by what meaines Quickly aftar the pece of brik 
came down the Chimny : allfo in the chimny cor 
nar J faw a hamar on the ground : thar being no 
parfon near the hamar itt wafs fodenly gone : by 
what meians J know not : but with in a litell fpas 
aftar the hamar came down the chimny : and with 
in a littel fpas of time aftar that came a pece of 
woud down the chimny about a fute loung. and 
within a litell while aftar that came down a fiar 
brand the fiar being out : this was about ten dayes 
agoe. 

newbury 8:9: 79. Taken on oath De r 8 th 
1679 before me 

Jos. Woodbridge Com. 



260 Salem Witchcraft. 

De r 3: 1679: Caleb Powell being complained 
of for fufpicion of working with the Devill to the 
molefting of W m Morfe & his family, was by 
warrant directed to the Conftable brought in by 
him. The accufation & teftimonyes were read, & 
the complaint refpited till the munday following. 

De r 8 th 1679. Caleb Powell appeared accord 
ing to order, & farther teftimoney produced ag 1 
him by W m Morfe, w ch being read and considered 
it was determined that the fayd W m Morfe fhould 
profecute the cafe ag c fay d Powell at the County 
Court to be held at Jpfwich the laft tuefday in 
march enfuing & in order heervnto. W m Morfe 
acknowledgeth himfelfe indebted to the treafurer of 
the County of EfTex, the full fumm of 2O 1 . The 
condition of this obligation is that the fayd W m 
Morfe fhall profecute his complaint ag* Caleb Pow 
ell at that Court. 

Caleb Powell was delivered as a prisoner to Con 
ftable till he could find fecurity of 2O 1 for the 
anfwering of the fayd complaint or elfe he was to 
be carryed to prifon. 

Jo Woodbridge Commifs r 

Mary Tucker v. Abel Powell. 

The depofition of Mary Tucker aged about 20. 

She remembreth that Caleb Powell came into 
her houfe & fayd to this purpofe that he coming 
to W m Morfe his houfe & the old man being at 
prayer, he thought not fitt to goe in but looked in at 



Salem Witchcraft. 261 

the window, & he fayd he had broken the inchant- 
m r , for he faw the boy play tricks while he was at 
prayer, & mentioned fome & and among the reft 
that he faw him to fling the move at the fayd 
Morfes head. Taken on oath march 29 th 1680 
before me. 

Jo : Woodbridge Commifs r 
Mary Richardfon confirmed the trueth of the 
aboue written teftimony on oath at the fame time. 

John Badger v. Abel Powell. 

John Badger afermeth that being at william 
morie his hous : and heard Calleb powell fay that 
he thought, by Aftroligie : and I think he faid by 
aftronmie too with it he could find out whither or 
no ther wear diabolicoll meanes ufed about the 
faid mors his trouble and that the faid Caleb faid 
he thoug to try to find it out. 

Vpon the hearing the complaint brought to this 
court agt Caleb Powell for fufpicion of working 
by the devill to the molefting of the family of W m 
Morfe of Newbery, though this court cannot find 
any euident ground of proceeding farther ag t the 
fayd Caleb Powell, yett we determine that he hath 
given fuch fuch ground of fufpicion of his fo deal 
ing, that we cannot fo acquit him, but that he 
guflly deferves to bear his owne mame & the cofts 
of the profecution of the Complaint, refered to m r 
woodbridge to examine & determrne w the 
charges. 



262 Salem Witchcraft. 

Complaint v. Margaret Read. 29 : 4 mo 1680. 

At a County Court fitting in Salem, the 29 : 4 mo 
1680. 

34 There being a complaint made by m r phillip 
Reade, againft margarett Giffords to the court, vpon 
fufpicion of witchcraft, and p r (cnting feveral papers 
& euidences againft her, & affirming feverall other 
things againft her, which he faith he can produce 
evidence for this court hearing all that was p rc lented 
& read as aforefaid. The Court fees caufe to In- 
joyne the Margarett Gifford to appeer at the next 
court at Jpfwich, there to make further anfwer &c : 
& the faid Read is injoyned then to profecut againft 
her, & bring in what euidence he has, or can pro 
cure to make good his complaint, & the whole cafe 
to be returned to the faid court : 

The court held th 28 of September 1680. 

34 m r Phillip Read appeared to Jfecute againft 
m rs margaret Gifford, but fhe being legelly called 
did not appeare. 

55 m r Phillip Read appeared to p r fecute againft 
m rs Margrt Giffard vpon fufpition of her being a 
witch, and feverall teftimony vpon oath were then 
brought But the faid Giffard being orderly called to 
Anfwere did not appeare. 

M. Pearfon vs Burt. November!. 1669. 

The Teftimony of Maddlene Pearfon aged fifty 
yeeres, or there abouts faith fhe heard Sarah Pearfon 



Salem Witchcraft. 263 

fay when her father had hur down to Goodwife 
Burt to be cuered of her fore foote y e firft night 
fhee was there y e laid Burt put her to bed : and 
tould y e faid Sarah if fhee would beeleve in her 
God, fhee would cure her body and foule : But if 
fhee tould of it, fhee fhould be as a deftracled body 
as long as fhee lived, and further that her hufband 
did not * eleue in her God and fhould not be cured 
and that he maid did beleue in her God and was 
cuered : this fhee faid being in her right mind fhee 
being fhee being fome time in good health the 
faid Burt faid to her Sarah will you Smok it and 
giueing of her the pipe fhe fmoket it : and y e faid 
Sarah feall into her fitts againe and faid that Good- 
wife Burt brought y e diuill to her to tormeante 
her : further faith not. 

Eethiah Carter vs. Burt. 

The teftymony of Bethiah Carter Aged 23 
yeares or therabouts Teflifyeth that fhe herd Sara 
townfan fay when fhe was a mayd and liued with 
goodwife Burt that fhe faid goodwife Burt told her if 
fhe could beliue in her god fhe would cure her body 
and foul and farther fhe fay d goodwife burt tould her 
fhe could not cure her owne hufband becaufe he 
would notbelue in her god : but her mayd did beliue 
in her god and fhe was curd : this fhe herd Sara 
townfan fay when ihe was in good helth and feve 
awhile after this the faid Sara townfan Being forely 
afflickted with laid fitts, crying out and Rayling 



264. Salem Witchcraft. 

agaynft me fay in my father carryed me to bofton 
But carryed her too Lin too an owld witch) and 
farther the s d Sarah hath tould to me and others 
that me hath fen the s d Burt apeare often at her 
beds feete and at diuers other places in the Day and 
alfo at Night, this me hath often related as well 
in helth as in ficknes fFarther faith nott. 

Phillip Reed vs. Burt. 

M r Phillip Rede Phyfiftion aged 45 years or 
thereabouts teftifyeth that he being fent for 3 feu- 
erall times too fe the above s d Sara townfan and her 
fitter Carter: being both very il but efpeffially me 
s d Sara townfan being in a more fadder condittion 
he had noe oppertunyty, too examine her condittion 
but did playnly perceiue there was noe naturall 
caus for fuch unnatural fitts but being fent for the 
4 th time and rinding her in a meat capaffity to give 
iufomation of her agreuanc and caufe of her former 
fitts me tould me the abous d Burt had afflicted her 
and told her if euer me did relate it to any one me 
would afflict her wors one hower after me had a 
fadder fit than any euer me had afore : then i afkt 
her whoe afflict her now and what the matter was 
me replide with a great fcrich me had tould me 
alreddy and that me did now fuffer with it much 
more not related at p r fent. 

Witness my hand 15 th 9 69. 

Philip Reade. 

Thomas ffarar aged aboue fifty years faith that 
my daughter Sarah & my daughter Elizabh were in 



Salem Witchcraft. 265 

former time forely afflicted and in their greateft 
extremity they would cry out & roare & fay that 
they did fee goody Burtt & fay ther me is doe you 
not fee her kill her ther me is & that they laid 
feuerall times and I haue a fon now in extrem 
misery much as the former hath bin and the defter 
fays he is bewiched to his vnderflanding. 

John Pearfon & Mary Burnop vs. Burt. 

The Teftimony of John Pearfon aged about 
ninetene years and Mary Burnop aged about 26 
yeres teftifieth that Goodwif Burt coming into the 
Roome wheare Sarah Pearfon was afked her how 
fhee did : fhee faid the worfe for her : the faid Burt 
feat down, and laughed at y e faid Sarah fhee com 
ing towards her faid douft thou laugh and know- 
eth thou heath don me a mifchefe I could find in 
my heart to bafte thy fids the faid Burt faid doe if 
thou durft, and I will pay thy fids, ffurther y e 
aboue faid John Pearfon faith that he heard good- 
wife Burt aboue faid did fay that the aboue faid 
Sarah mould fpake as much againfl her friends as 
eure She did againft her. furthermore that the 
aboue faid Mary Burnop faith me heard the aboue- 
faid Sarah fpake telling Bethyah Cerrter that her 
father had her to Boftown ; but carryed me to Lin 
to an ould witch further faith not. 

John Knight vs. Burt. 
The teftimony of John Knight about fourty 



266 Salem Witchcraft, 

feaven yeares of age faith he was goinge to fetch 
fome things for his wife and he faw old goody hurt 
coming out of a Swamp and fhe was in her fmok 
fleeves and a blacke hancather and black cap of 
her head and he looked up and fuddenly fhe was 
gone out of fight and I looked aboute and could 
not fee her foe when I cam into the houfe I found 
her in the fame habit as I faw her and he faid vnto 
her did I not lee you in the fwamp even now and 
fhe s d noe I was in the houfe and he told her then 
fhee was a light headed woman and further faith 
not. 

Jacob Knight vs. Burt. 

The teftimonye of Jacob Knight aged about 24 
or 25 yeares : I boarded in the houfe of Mr Cobit 
with my brother wormwood : in which houfe wid- 
dow Burt liuen at that tyme, my brother, & fifter 
being gone to Boftone : there being noe fire in my 
brothers roome, I went into widdow Burts roome 
to Lite, my pipe, & tould her I had a paine in my 
head, & foe went into my Lodging roome : which 
was through five dores (& ftooping downe to 
Loofe my fhoee looking vpward there was widdow 
Burt with a glaffe bottle in her her hand, & fhee 
tould mee, there was fumething would doe my head 
good, or cure my head, & gaue mee the botle in 
my hand, & when I had drunke of it, I was worfe 
in my head) but Concerning the five doeres I 
pafled through intorny Roome, I thinke they were 



Salem Witchcraft. 267 

all mutt after mee, but however ther is one fflore, 
y l mud be patted over to come into my Roome, 
that was foe Loofe y c it would make fuch a noyfe 
y l might, in an ordinarye waye be heard when any 
patted over it, but I heard nothing & her fudden 
being with mee put mee into affright, & foe re 
mained while the next morneing though (hee 
p r fentlye Left mee, & foe the next morning but one, 
I being to goe to Salem, intended to tell my fifter 
wormwood of it, before I went, but widdow Burt 
coming into my fifter wormwoods Roome, s d I 
hade a minde to faye fomething to my fifter ag 
her y 1 I would not haue her heare, & this was be 
fore I had faid any thing, & foe went out of the 
the houfe & then I tould my fifter, and going to 
Salem, I faw a Catt, which being out of fight againe, 
I p r fentlye faw faw a dogg it being, Likewife p r - 
fentlye out of fight, I faw one before mee, Like- 
unto widdow Burt goeing before mee downe a hill 
as I was goeing vp it, & foe I loft fight of her, the 
night following I Lodged at my brother knights at 
Salem, I Looking out of the chamber, it being a 
deare moone light night, I faw widdow Burt vppon 
a graye horfe or mare in my brothers yard, or one 
in her fhape, & foe I waked my Cozen John knight 
y l Lodged with mee, & tould him of it, then 
neither he, nor I, could fee any thing, fo when he 
was a fleep againe, mee appeared to me in the 
chamber, &. then I tooke vpp a piee of a barrell 
head & threw it at her, & as I think hit her on 
the breft : & then could fee her noe more that 
tyme. 



268 Salem Witchcraft. 

Effex fs. Clerk s office, October 22, 1859. 

I Afahel Huntington, Clerk of the Supreme 
Judicial Court and of the Superior Court and the 
Court of County Commiffioners for faid county, 
do hereby certify, that the foregoing except the 
words in red ink are true copies of original papers 
on file in faid office, and that the fame were made 
by direction of faid County Commiffioners, under 
the authority of a law of the commonwealth, 
patted May 1 5, 1851. 
Atteft, 

A. HUNTINGTON, Clerk. 

EfTex fs. Clerk s office October 22, 1859. 
The words in red ink in the foregoing pages are 
to be taken as conjectural readings, where, from 
the lofs, decay or obliteration of the manufcript, 
the original writing has become illegible. 
Atteft, 

A. HUNTINGTON, Clerk. 



INDEX 



Plaintiff* 

Abbott, Benjamin 
Abbott, Sarah 
Abby, Samuel 
Abbey, Samuel & ux 
Adams, Martha 
Alden, John 
Allen, James 
Allen, John 
Allen, William 
Allen, William 
Andras, Mary 
Andrew, ThomaS 
Atkinfon, John 
Atkinfon, Sarah 
Attainder, 



Badger, John 
Bailey, FKzabeth 
Bailey, Thomas 
Balch, Elizabeth 
Ballard, Jofeph 
Barker, William 
Barton, Samuel 
Batchelor, Jonathan 
Batten, William 
Bayley, Jofeph 
Beft, John fen r 
Beft, John jun r 



A. 

Defendant, Vol. Page. 

v. Martha Carrier, II. 59-60. 

v. II. 61. 

v. Mary Eafty II. 41-42. 

v. Sarah Good, I. 2 4~ 2 5- 

v. Giles Corey, II. 180. 

Warran, v. II. 196-197. 

for Mary Bradbury, II. 165, 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 222-224* 

v. Sarah Good, I. 34. 

v. Sarah Ofborne, I. 38-39. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 227. 

v. Elizabeth How, II. 93~94> 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 232. 

v. I. 233. 

Reverfal of II. 216-220. 

B. 

v. Abel Powell, II. 261. 

v. JohnWillard, II. 5. 

v. II. 4-5. 

v. Bridget Bimop, I. 167-168. 

v. Samuel Ward well, II. 152. 

v. Mary Parker, II. 157. 

for Elizabeth Profter, I. 114-115. 

v. Sarah Good, I. 29. 

v. I. 27-28. 

v. Elizabeth Profter, I. 113-114. 

v. Ann Pudeater, II. 21. 

V. II. 21-22. 



270 



Index. 



Plaintiff. 


Defendant. Voi. 


^Bifhop, Bridget 


Indictment, v. 


I. 


do 


Examination of, 


I. 


do 


of body, 


I. 


do 


Death Warrant, vs 


I. 


Bifhop, Edward 


v. Mary Warren, 


I. 


Bifhop, Sarah 


v- 


I. 


Bittford, Stephen 


v. Elizabeth Procter, 


I. 


Ely, John fen r 


v. Bridget Bifhop, 


I. 


Ely, John fen r & ux 


v- ,-, y, 


I. 


Ely, William 


v. 


I. 


Booth, Alice 


v. Martha Corey, 


II. 


Booth, Elizabeth 


v. John Procter, 


I. 


do 


v, Elizabeth Procter, 


I. 


do 


v. Mary Warren, 


I. 


do 


v. John Willard, 


11. 


do 


v. Sarah Procter, 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Derifh, 


II. 


do 


v. Giles Corey, 


II. 


do 


v. Martha Corey, 


II. 


^ Bradbury, Mary 


Indictment, v. 


II. 


do 


Anfwer of, 


II. 


do 


Summons, v. 


II. 


do 


Evidence for. 


II. 


Bradbury, Thomas 


for Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


Bradftreet, John 


Prefented for witchcraft, 


II. 


Braybrook, Samuel 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


do 


v. Sarah Ofborne, 


I. 


do 


f. Mary Eaftey, 


II. 


Bridges, John 


v. Samuel Wardwell, 


II. 


Brown, Chriftopher 


Prefented for witchcraft, 


II. 


Browne, Major 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


Browne, William 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


Bullock, John 


v, Mary Parker, 


II. 


Burroughs, George 


Examination of, 


II. 


do 


Summons, v. 


II. 


do 


View of body of, 


II. 


do 


Summons, v. 


II. 




c. 




Carr, James 


v. Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


Carr, Richard 


V if 


II. 


Carr, William 


for 


II. 



Vat. 


Pagt 


I. 


135-14* 


I. 


140-146. 


I. 


146-148. 


I. 


170-172". 


I. 


134-I35- 


I. 


34-135 


I. 


108-109. 


I. 


163. 


I. 


1 66. 


I. 


163, 


II. 


1 80. 


I. 


69-70. 


I. 


111-113. 


I. 


J 33-i34- 


11. 


2. 


II. 


48-49. 


II. 


48-49. 


II. 


I 80. 


II. 


197-198. 


II. 


l6o-l62. 


II. 


162-163, 


II. 


164. 


II. 


172-174. 


II. 


163-164. 


:, II. 


2 5 0. 


I. 


34- 


I. 


38-39. 


II. 




II. 


152-153. 


, II. 


250. 


II. 


127-128. 


I. 


206-208. 


II. 


157-158. 


II. 


109-11 1. 


II. 


1II-II2. 


II. 


1 12. 


II. 


127. 



1 69- 171. 
168-169. 
171-172, 



Index 



271 



Plaintiff. 


Defendant, 


JV. 


Carrier, Martha 


Complaint, v. 


II. 


do 


Warrant, v, 


II. 


do 


Examination of, 


II. 


do 


Indiftrrient, v. 


II. 


do 


Summons, v. 


II. 


Carrier, Richard 


Examination of, 


II. 


Carter, Bethiah 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


Cary, Elizabeth 


Complaint, v, 


II. 


Chandler, Bridget 


v. Martha Carrier, 


II. 


Chandler, Phcbe 


v. ,, 


II. 


Chandler, Thomas 


v. Samuel Wardwell, 


II. 


Chapman, Simon & ux 


for Elizabeth How, 


II. 


Cheever EzekieJ 


v. Tituba, 


I. 


do 


v. Martha Corey, 


I. 


do 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


Chilbun, Johanna 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


Childen, Johannah 


v. Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


Chub, Prifcilla 


v. Abigail Hobbs, 


I. 


Churchill, Sarah 


v. George Jacobs, fen* 


I. 


Churchill, Sarah 


v. Ann Pudeater, 


II. 


Clark, Elizabeth 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


Cloys, Sarah 


Petition of, 


II. 


Coldum, Clement 


v. Elizabeth Hubbard, 


II. 


Colfon, Elizabeth 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


Coman, Richard 


v. Bridget Biftiop, 


I. 


Cook, John 


v. 


I. 


Corey, Martha 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


do 


Indiftment, v. 


I. 


do 


Mittimus, v. 


I. 


do 


Summons, v. 


I. 


Corey, Giles 


v. Martha Corey, 


I. 


Corey, Giles 


Summons, v. 


II. 


Cox, Hannah 


v. Dorcas Hoar. 


I. 


Cummins, Ifaac s r 


v. Elizabeth How, 


II. 


Cummins, Ifaac j r 


v. 


II. 


Cummins, Mary 


V- > 


II. 



Dane, Francis 
Darling, James 
De Rich, Mary 
Dod, Sarah 



D. 

for Martha Carrier, II. 

v. Mary Eaftey, II. 

Warrant, v. II. 

v. Wilmott Read, II. 



14. 



Page. 

54-55- 
55-56. 

56-57. 
58. 

59- 

198-199. 

185-186. 

196. 

64. 

62-64. 

151-152. 

79-80. 

50. 

56 60. 

114-115. 

28. 

92. 

177-178. 
262. 

II. 17-18. 

225-226. 

46-47. 

205. 

193-194. 

163-164. 

165. 

50-51. 

51-52. 

53-54- 

75- 
240-241. 

80-82. 
84-85. 
85.87. 



66-68. 

31-32. 

194-195. 

105. 



272 



Index. 



Plaintiff. 


Defendant. 


Vol. 


Doliver, Ann 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


Doritch, John 


v. George Jacobs, s r 


II. 


do 


v. Giles Corey, 


II. 


do 


v. Margaret Jacobs, 


II. 


Downer, Robert 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


Draper, Jofeph 


v. Abigail Faulkner, 


11. 


Dufting, Lydia 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


Dufting, Sarah 


i) 


II. 


Dutch, Martha 


v. Alice Parker, 


II. 




E. 




Eames, Rebecca 


Indictment, v. 


II. 


Eames, Rebecca 


Examination of, 


II. 


Eafty, Mary 


Complaint, v. 


II. 


do 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


do 


Indictment, 


II. 


do 


Examination of, 


II. 


do 


Petition of, 


II. 


Elliot, Andrew 


v. Sufanna Roots, 


II. 


Elliot, Daniel 


for Elizabeth Procter, 


I. 


Endicott, Samuel 


v. Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


Endicott, Zerubbable 


" yy yy 


II. 


Englifh, Mary 


v. Mary Warren, 


I. 


Englifh, Philip 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


Efty, Mary 


v. Mary Warren, 


I. 


Evans, Thomas 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 




F. 




Faulkner, Abigail 


Indictment, 


II. 


do 


Examination, 


II. 


do 


v. Abigail Faulkner, 


II. 


Faulkner, Dorothy 


v 


II. 


Flint, Jofeph 


v. George Jacobs, s r 


I. 


Flint, Thomas 


v. John Willard, 


II. 


Fofdick, Elizabeth 


Complaint, v. 


II. 


Fofdick, Elizabeth 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


Fofle, Thomas & ux 


for Mary Eaftey, 


II. 


Fofter, Ann 


Indictment, 


II. 


Fofter, Ann 


Examination of, 


II. 


Fofter, Ephraim 


v. Samuel Wardwell, 


II. 


Fofter, Jacob 


v. Elizabeth How, 


II. 



199-200. 
262,263. 
179-180. 

203. 

226-227. 
134-135. 

183. 

184. 
180-181. 



II. 


142-143. 


II. 


143-146. 


II. 


27-28. 


II. 


28. 


II. 


28-30. 


II. 


32-34- 


II. 


4447- 


II. 


52-53- 


I. 


115-117. 


II. 


166-167. 


II. 


168-169. 


I. 


35- 


I. 


189-191. 


I. 


l 34- 35- 


II. 


127-128, 



128-129. 

129-131. 

134-131;. 

1 34-1 35. 

265. 

8. 

106. 

107-108. 

40-41. 

135 136, 

136-139. 

151. 

90. 



Index. 



273 



Plaintiff. 


Defendant. 


Vol. 


Fofter, Rofe 


v. Abigail Faulkner, 


II. 


Fowler, Jofeph 


v. Sarah Bibber, 


II. 


Fuller, Jofeph 


Account of, 


II. 


Ferneax, David 


v. Sarah Prodler, 


II. 




G. 




Gage, Maria 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


Gadge, Sarah 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


Gadge, Thomas 


" 


I. 


Gage, Thomas 


v. Roger Toothaker, 


II. 


Gale, Ambrofe 


v. Wilmott Read, 


II. 


^^ Good, Sarah 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


do 


Indiftment, v. 


I. 


do 


Mittimus, v. 


I. 


do 


WitnefTes, v. 


I. 


do 


Summons for do, v. 


I. 


do 


Examination of, 


I. 


do 


Evidence, v. 


I. 


do 


Death Warrant, 


II. 


Good, Dorcas 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


Good, William 


v. Sara Ofburn, 


I. 


Gould, Benjamin 


v. Giles Corey, 


II. 


Gray, Samuel 


v. Bridget Bifhop, 


I. 


Greenflit, Thomas 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 




H. 




Hadley, Deborah 


for Elizabeth How, 


II. 


Hale, John 


v. Bridget Bifhop, 


I. 


Hale, John 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


Hale, Sarah 


v. Abel Powell, 


II. 


Harris, Hannah 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


Harris, John 


Account of, 


II. 


Hart, Elizabeth 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


Herrick, George 


v. George Jacobs, fen r 


I. 


do 


v. Mary Eaftey, 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


Herrick, Henry 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


Herrick, Jofeph s r & 


ux v. 


I. 


^ Hoar, Dorcas 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


do 


Indictment, v. 


I. 


do 


Examination of, 


I. 


Hobbs, Abigail 


> j 


I. 


J ja 







Page. 
131-132. 

204. 

214. 

50. 



250251. 

25-26. 
26. 

26-27. 
105-106. 

11-12. 

12-15. 

I5-l6. 

1 6. 

16-17. 
17-21. 

2 1 -24. 
214-215. 

74- 

38-39. 
178-179. 

152-153- 
123-124. 



78. 

53-157- 
245-248. 
258-259. 
124-125. 
212-214. 

233-234- 
260-261. 



163. 
29. 

26-27. 
189-190. 
235-236. 
237-240. 
172-177. 



274 



Index. 



Plaintiff. 


Defendant. 


Vol. 


Hobbs, Deliverance 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


do 


Examination of, 


II. 


do 


v. Bridget Bifhop, 


I. 


Hobbs, William 


Examination of, 


I. 


Hobert, Elizabeth 


v. William Profler, 


II. 


Holton, James 


v. John Prodler, 


I. 


Holton, Sarah 


v. Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


Hooper, Edward 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


Houghton, John 


for Elizabeth Profter, 


I. 


How, Elizabeth 


Warrant, v. 


H. 


do 


Examination of, 


II. 


tio 


Witnefles, v. 


II. 


do 


Indidlment, v. 


II. 


do 


Death Warrant, 


II. 


How, James fen r 


for Elizabeth How, 


H. 


How, John 


V- , 


II. 


Hubbard, Elizabeth 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


do 


v. Sarah Ofborne, 


I. 


do 


v. Tituba, 


I. 


do 


v. John Prodler, 


I. 67 


do 


v. Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


do 


v. Elizabeth Profter, 


I. 


do 


v. Mary Warren, 


I. 


do 


v. Bridget Bifbop, 


I. 


do 


v. Abigail Hobbs, 


I. 


do 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


do 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


do 


v. George Jacobs, fen r 


I. 


do 


v. John Willard, 


II. 


do 


v. Ann Pudeater, 


II. 


do 


v. Rebecca Jacobs, 


I. 


do 


v. Mary Eaftey, 


II. 


do 


v. Wilmott Reed, 


II. 


do 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


do 


v. Giles Corey. 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Lacey, 


II. 


Hughes, John 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


Hughes, John 


v. Sarah Ofborne, 


I. 


Hutchinfon, Benjamin 


v. Mary Eaftey, 


H. 


Hutchinfon, Benjamin 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 




I. 




Ingerfol, Nathaniel 


v. Martha Corey, 


I. 



Pagt, 

-124, 
186-192. 
148-149. 
182-187. 

97- 

93-94- 
249-250. 

114-115. 

-"69. 

69-72. 

72. 

72-73- 
215. 

83. 

88-89. 
29-30. 

39-4- 
48-49. 

89-90. 
105. 

134- 
170. 

179-180. 

229-230. 

243-244. 
261. 

1-2. 

18-19. 

26l. 

38-39. 
104. 

121-123. 

I 7 8. 

141. 

34- 

38-39- 

31-32. 

125-126. 



Plaintiff. 

Ingerfoll, Nathaniel 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Ingerfol, Sarah 

Irefon, Mary 

do 

do 



Jacobs, George fen r 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Jacobs, Rebecca 
Jacobs, Rebecca 
Jacobs, Thomas & ux 
Jurors, 



Kettle, James 
Kettle, James 
Kimball, John 
Knight, Jofeph 
Knight, Margaret 
Knight, Margaret 
Knight, Phillip 
Knowlton, Jofeph 



Lacey, Mary 
Lacey, Mary 
Lane, Francis 
Lewis, Mercy 

do 

do 

do 

do 



Index. 275 

Defendant. Vvl. Page. 

v. John Prpdler, I. 68-69, 

v. Rebecca Nurfe, I. 91-92. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 22^-229. 

v. John Willard, I. 276-277. 

Evidence of, II. 206-207. 

Account of, II. 209-211. 

v. Sarah Church, IT. 200-201. 

Complaint v. II. 108. 

Warrant, v. II. 108. 

v. Jerfon Toothaker, II. 202. 

j. 

Warrant, v. I. 253. 

Complaint, v. I. 254. 

Indiftment, v. I. 254-255. 

Examination of, I. z S$- 2 59> 

Summons, v. I. 260. 

Warrant, v. II. 23-24. 

Indiftment, v. II. 24. 

v. Sarah Vib.ber, II. 204-205. 

Warrant for, I. 10-11. 

K. 

v. Sarah Bifliop, II. 202-203. 

v. Elizabeth Hubbard, II. 206. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 218-221. 

v. I. 224-225. 

v. John Willard, II. 3. 

v. Abigail Hobbs, I. 178. 

v. John Willard, II. lo-iu 

for Elizabeth How, II. 82-83. 

L. 

Indictment, v. II. 139. 

Examination of, II. 140-141. 

v. Elizabeth How, II. 87-88. 

v. Sarah Ofborne, I. 41. 

v. Dorcas Good, I. 75. 

v. Elizabeth Procter, I. 109. 

v. Abigail Hobbs, I. 178. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 230 



276 



Index. 



Plaintiff. 

Lewis, Mercy 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Little, Ifaac 
Lender, John 
Lovet, John 



Manning, Thomas 
Martin, Abigail 

in, Sufanna 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Morgan, Deborah 
Morgan, Jofeph 
Morrell, Robert 
Morrill, Robert 
Morfe, Anthony 
Morfe, William 
Moulton, Robert 
Murray, William 
Murrell, Sarah 



Nelfon, Philip & ux 
Newton, Thomas 
Nichols, Elizabeth 
Nichols, Lydia 
Nichols, Lydia 
Nichols, Thomas 
Nicholafon, Elizabeth 
Nurfe, Rebecca 

do 

do 

do 

do 



Defendant. 


Vol. 


v. George Jacobs, fen r 


I. 


v. John Willard, 


II. 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


v. Mary Lacy^ 


II. 


v. Giles Corey, 


II. 


Account of, 


II. 


v. Bridget Bimop, 


I. 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


M. 




Account of, 


II. 


v. Samuel Wardwell, 


II. 


Warrant v. 


I. 


Indiftment, v. 


I. 


Examination of, 


I. 


Mittimus, v. 


I. 


Summons, v. 


I. 


Death Warrant, 


II. 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


v- 


I. 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


v. Thomas Farrer, 


II. 


v. Abel Powell, 


II. 


v. 


II. 


v. Sufanna Sheldon, 


II. 


v. Alice Parker, 


II. 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


N. 




v. Margaret Scott, 


II. 


Atty. Gen 1 oath of, 


I. 


v. Abigail Hobbs, 


I. 


V- 


I. 


v. John Willard, 


II. 


v. j) 


H. 


v. Ann Doliver, 


II. 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


Indiclment, v. 


I. 


Summons, v. 


I. 


Examination of, 


I. 


Petition of, 


I. 



263-265. 

11-12. 

117-118. 

141-142. 

176-177. 

212-214. 

160-162. 

251. 



II. 


212. 


II. 


152-153- 


I. 


193-194. 


I. 


194-196. 


I. 


196-203. 


I. 


203-204. 


I. 


204-206. 


II. 


215. 


I. 


249. 


I. 


249. 


II. 


114-115. 


II. 


2O1-2O2. 


II. 


259. 


II. 


25 1-260. 


II. 


208. 


II. 


182. 


I. 


190. 



182. 
9-10. 

177. 

177. 

3. 

10-11. 

200-201. 

76-77. 

77-8 1. 

82. 

82-87. 
98-99. 



Index. 



277 



Plaintiff. 

Nurfe, Rebecca 



Defendant. 
Death Warrant,, 



Vol. 
II. 



Page. 

215, 



Nurfe, Samuel 


for Rebecca Nurftr, 


I. 


97-98. 




0. 






Olborne, Sarah 


Examination of, 


I. 


35-38> 




P. 






Paine, Elizabeth 


Complaint, v. 


II. 


.106. 


Paine, Elizabeth 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


107. 


Paine, Edward 


for Elizabeth How, 


II. 


77-78. 


Parker, Mary 


Indidlment, v. 


II. 




Parker, Mary 


Examination of, 


II. 


54-155- 


Parris, Samuel 


v. Tituba, 


I. 


49- 


do 


v. Martha Corey, 


I. 


55- 


do 


v. John Procler, 


I. 


68-69. 


do 


v. Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


91-92. 


do 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


228-229. 


do 


v. John Willard, 


I. 


276-277. 


Peach, Barnard 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


212-213. 


Peafe, Sarah 


Warrant, v. 


II. 


195. 


Perkins, Abraham 


Expenfes by, 


II. 


208-209. 


Perley, Timothy 


v. Elizabeth How, 


II. 


73-74- 


Perley, Samuel & ux 


v. 


II. 


74-76. 


Phelps, Sarah 


v. Abigail Faulkner, 


II. 




Phillips, Samuel 


for Elizabeth How, 


II. 


76-78 


Pickworth, Samuel 


v. Ann Pudeater, 


II. 


20. 


Pike, John 


for Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


I6 5 . 


Pike, Mofes 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


227. 


Pike, Robert 


for Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


I6 S . 


Pitman, Charity 


v. Wilmott Read, 


II. 


104-105. 


Porter, John 


v. Sarah Bibber, 


II. 


203-204. 


Porter Lydia 


v. 


II. 


203-204. 


Powell, Abel 


Prefented for Witchcraft.il. 


251. 


Prefcott, Peter 


v. George Burroughs, 


II, 


I14-II5. 


Prefly, John 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


208-212. 


Prefly, Mary 


v. 


I. 


21 1-212, 


Prefton, Samuel 


v. Martha Carrier, 


II. 


65-66. 


Prefon, Rebecca 


for Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


9 8. 


Pro&er, John 


Indiftment, v. 


I. 


60-63. 


do 


Examination of body, 


I. 


63-64. 


do 


Petition for, 


I. 71-74. 


I. 115. 


Profter, Elizabeth 


Complaint, v. 




99- 1 oo. 



278 



Index. 



>5, 



Plaintiff. 

J^ Profter, Elizabeth 
do 
do 
do 

Procter, Sarah 
Procter, Benjamin 
Procter, Benjamin 
Procter, William 
Procter, William 
Pudeater, Ann 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Putnam, Ann 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Putnam, Thomas 
do 
do 
do 

Putnam, Edward 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 



Defendant. Vol 

Warrant, v. I. 

Mittimus, v. I. 

Indiftment, v. I. 

Petition for, I. 

Complaint, v. II. 

Complaint v. II. 

Warrant, v. II. 

II. 

Indidlment, v. II. 

n. 

Warrant, v. II. 

Examination of, II. 

Summons, v. II. 

Petition of, II. 

v. Sarah Good, I. 

v. Sarah Ofborne, I. 

v. Tituba, I. 

v. John Procter, I. 

v. Dorcas Good, I. 

v. Rebecca Nurfe, I. 88. 

v. Elizabeth Procter, I. 

v. Abigail Hobbs, I. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 

v. Elizabeth Hart, I. 

v. Dorcas Hoar, I. 

v. Ann Pudeater, II. 1 9. 

v. Mary Eaftey, II. 

v. Willmot Reed, II. 

v. George Burroughs, II. 1 1 3-4. 

v. Abigail Faulkner, II. 

v. Mary Bradbury, II. 

v. Giles Corey, II. 

v. Thomas Farrer, II. 

v. Tituba, I. 

v. Martha Corey, I. 

v. John Procter, I. 68-69. 

v. Rebecca Nurfe. I. 91-92. 

v. Martha Corey, I. 

v. Rebecca Nurfe, I. 93. 

v. Elizabeth Procter, I. 

v. Dorcas Hoar, I. 

v. Mary Eaftey, II. 

v. John Willard, II. 



Page. 

IOOIO1. 

101-103. 
103-105. 

115. 

47-48. 

53- 

53-54- 
94-95- 
95-97- 
12-13. 

3-I4- 
15-17. 

17- 

22-23. 
31-32. 

40. 

49- 

67-68. 
75-76. 

I. 94-95. 
107-108. 

179. 
231-232. 

234- 
245. 

II. 20-21. 

37- 38- 

103-104. 

11.115-6. 

135- 

166. 

175-176. 

201-202. 

50. 

55- 

I. 70. 

I. 96-97. 

56-60. 

I. 96-97- 

110. 

251-252. 

42-43- 
6. 



Index 



279 



Plaintiff. 

Putnam, Edward 
Putnam, John 
do s r 
do & ux 
do 
doj r 
do & ux 

Putnam, Thomas 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Putnam, Hannah 
Putnam, Jonathan 



Rayment, William 
Reed, Margaret 
Receipts & Orders, 
Redington, Margaret 
Reed, Wilmott 

do 

do 

do 

Rice, Sarah 
Richards, John 
Richardfon, Nathaniel 
Ring, Jarvis 
Ring, Jofeph 
Roger, John 
Roots, Sufannah 
Ruck, Thomas 



Saflbrd, Jofeph 



117. II. 



Defendant. Pol 

v. George Burroughs, II 

v. John Procter, I. 

v. Rebecca Nurfe, I. 

v. I. 

v. John Willard, II. 

v. Sarah Procter, II. 

Evidence of, II. 

v. Elizabeth Procter, I. 

v. Dorcas Hoar, I. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 227-8. 

v. John Willard, I. 276-7. 

v. Sarah Procter, II. 

George Burroughs, II. 114-5 

II. 

v. Alice Parker, II. 

v. Thomas Farrer, II. 

v. John Willard, I. 

v. Mary Eaftey, II. 

Q. 
R. 

v. Elizabeth Procter, I. 

Complaint, v. II. 

II. 

v. Mary Eaftey, II. 

Warrant, v. II. 

Indictment, v. II. 

Examination of, II. 

Summons, v. II. 

Warrant, v. II. 

v. Dorcas Hoar, I. 

Evidence of, II. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 

v. " " I. 

v. Martha Carrier, II. 

Warrant, y. II. 

v. George Burroughs, II. 

s. 

v. Elizabeth How, IL 



119. 

70. 

95-96. 
92. 

12. 

5 

2O6. 

1 10. 

251-252. 
I. 228-9. 

n. 6. 

5 

n. 117. 
119. 
182. 

2OI-IO2. 

275-276. 

31-32- 



I09-IIO. 

262. 

22O-25O. 

44- 
97-98- 

98-100. 

IOO-IOI. 

IOI-IO2. 

195-196. 

241-242. 

207. 

2I 4 . 

214-118. 

61-62. 

51-52. 
127-128. 



90-93 



280 



Index 



P> atntiff. 
Sears, Ann 
Sewall, Stephen 
Shattuck, Samuel 
Shattuck, Samuel 
Shaw, William & ux 
Sheldon, Ephraim 
Sheldon, Sufannah 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Sibleys, 

Small, Hannah 
Smith, Samuel 
Somes, Abigail 
Sprague, Martha 
Sprague, Martha 
Stacey, William 
Tarball, John 
Tarbel, Mary 
Tituba, 
Tituba, 

Toothaker, Allen 
Toothaker, Roger 
Toothaker, Roger 
Towne, Mary 
Towne, Mary 
Tuck, John 
Tuck, Jofeph 
Tuck, Rachel 
Tucker, Mary 
Tyler, Martha 
Tyler, Martha 
Tyler, Johannah 



Defendant. 
Warrant, v. 
Clerk, oath of, 
v. Bridget Bifhop, 
v. Mary Parker, 
v. Sarah Good, 
v. Martha Corey, 
v. Sarah Good, 
v. Bridget Bifhop, 
v. Phillip Englifh, 
v. Elizabeth Hart, 
v. John Willard, 
v. Sarah Procter, 
v. George Burroughs, 
v. Giles Corey, 
v. John Procter, 
v. Giles Corey, 
v. Mary Eaftey, 
Warrant, v. 
v. Abigail Faulkner, 
v. Samuel Wardwell, 
v. Bridget Bifhop, 
for Rebecca Nurfe, 

Warrant, v. 
Examination of, 
v. Martha Carrier, 
Warrant, v. 
Mittimus, v. 
Excufe of, 
Summons of, 
v. Dorcas Hoar, 
v> j> 
v- 

v. Abel Powell, 
v. George Burroughs, 
v. Abigail Faulkner, 
" 

u. 



Vol. 


Page. 


II. 


185-186. 


I. 


10. 


I. 


157-160. 


II. 


158-160. 


I. 


27-28. 


I. 


54-55- 


I. 


3-3*- 


I. 165. I. 


168-170. 


I. 


191-193. 


I. 


234- 


I. 274-5. 


I. 277-9. 


II. 


49- 


II. 


126-127. 


II. 


179. 


I. 


63-64. 


II. 


180. 


II. 


43-44- 


II. 


193- 


II. 




II. 


150. 


I. 


150-152. 


I. 


97-98. 


I. 


98. 


I. 


41-42. 


I. 


43-48. 


II. 


64-65. 


II. 


25. 


II. 


26. 


II. 


39- 


II. 


40. 


I. 


252-253. 


I. 


253- 


I. 


240-241, 


II. 


260-261. 


II. 


127-128. 


II. 


134-135. 


II. 


34-I35- 



Veach, Barnard 
Vibber, Sarah 



V. 

v. Sufanna Martin, 
v. Sarah Good, 



222. 
32-33. 



Index. 



281 



Plaintiff. 


Defendant. 


Vol. 


Vibber, Sarah 


v. John Procter, 


I. 


do 


v. Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


do 


v. Sufanna Martin, 


I. 


do 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


do 


v. John Willard, 


II. 


do 


v. Ann Pudeatur, 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Eaftey, 


11. 


do 


v. George Burroughs, 


II. 


do 


v. Giles Corey, 


II. 




w. 




Walcott, Jonathan jr 


v. Sarah Procter, 


II. 


Walcott, Mary 


v. Sarah Good, 


I. 


do 


v. John Proper, 


I. 


do 


v. Dorcas Good, 


I. 


do 


v. Rebecca Nurfe, 


I. 


do 


v. Elizabeth Procter, 


I. 


do 


v. Abigail Hobbs, 


I. 


do 


v. Dorcas Hoar, 


I. 


do 


v. George Jacobs, fen r 


I. 


do 


v. Ann Pudeater, 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Eaftey, 


II. 


do 


v. Sarah Procter, 


11. 


do 


v. Wilmot Reed, 


II. 


do 


v. Abigail Faulkner, 


II. 


do 


v. Samuel Wardwell, 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Bradbury, 


II. 


do 


v. Giles Corey, 


II. 


Walker, Richard 


v. Sarah Bibber, 


11. 


Wardwell, Mary 


v. Mary Parker, 


II. 


Wardwell, Samuel 


Indictment, v. 


II. 


Wardwell, Samuel 


Examination of, 


II. 


Warner, Daniel 


for Elizabeth How, 


II. 


Warner, John 


for 


II. 


Warner, Sarah 


for 


II. 


Warren, Mary 


v. John Procter, 


I. 


do 


v. Elizabeth Procter, 


I. 


do 


Warrant, v. 


I. 


do 


Summons, v. 


I. 


do 


Examination of, 


I, 


do 


v. George Jacobs, fen r 


I. 


do 


v. Ann Pudeatur, 


II. 


do 


v. Mary Eaftey, 


II. 



Page. 

66. 
91. 

231. 
242-243. 

19. 

35- 

121. 

177. 



50. 

34- 
71- 

75- 
88. 

107. 
179. 
244. 
262. 
19-20. 

35 38. 
49-50. 

102. 
132. 
I 5 I. 

I 7 8. 

I 7 8. 
205. 

>57- 

146-148. 
148-150. 

78-79. 

78-79. 

66-67, 69. 

105-106. 

1 17-1 18. 
i 18-1 19. 

261! 

1 8. 

35- 



282 



Index. 



Plaint!/. 
Warren, Mary 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Webber, Samuel 
Welch, Hannah 
Weftgate, John 
Wilds, Ephraim 
V/ilds, John 

r *^> Wilds, Sarah & ala 
do 
do 

Wilkins, Benjamin 
Wilkins, Benjamin 
Wilkins, Bray 
Wilkins, Henry fen r 
Wilkins, John 
Wilkins, Rebecca 
Wilkins, Samuel 
Willard, John 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Willard, Simon 
Williams, Abigail 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Wilfon, Sarah 
Wilfon, Sarah 
Woodwell, Elizabeth 
Wormall, William 
Wycom, Francis 



Defendant. Vol. 

v. Wilmott Reed, II. 

v. Abigail Faulkner, II. 

v. Mary Lacey, II. 

v. Irefon Toothaker, II. 

v. Samuel Wardwell, II. 

v. Giles Corey, II. 

v. Mary Bradbury, II. 

v. Geo. Burroughs, II. 

Evidence of, II. 

v. Mary Parker, II. 

for Sarah Wilds, I. 

for I. 

Warrant, v. I. 

Examination of, I. 

Death Warrant v. I. 

v. John Willard, II. 

Evidence of II. 

v. John Willard, II. 

v. II. 

Evidence of, II. 

v. John Willard, II. 

v- II. 

Examination of body, I. 

Warrant, v. I. 

Indiftment, v. I. 

Summons, v. I. 

Evidence, v. I. 

v. George Burroughs, II. 

v. Sarah Good, I. 

v. I. 

v. Sarah Ofborne, I. 

v. John Procter, I. 

v. Rebecca Nurfe, I. 

v. Elizabeth Procter, I. 

v. Sufanna Martin, I. 

v. George Jacobs, fen 1 I. 

v. Mary Kaftcy, II. 

v. George Burroughs, II. 

v. Abigail Faulkner, II. 

v. Giles Corey, II. 

v. George Burroughs, II. 

v. Margaret Scott, II. 



102-103. 

133- 
142. 

2O2. 
150-151. 

177-178. 

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