SWP No. 027: Thomas Carrier Jr.
(Examination of Thomas Carrier, Jr. )
[+ August 10, 1692. ]
Tho. Carr'r being acused of witchcraft Conffeseth that he was guilty of witchcraft & that he had been a witch a week & that his Mother taught him witchcraft --
That a Yellow bird apeared to him & Spoke to him w'ch She being affrighted his Mother apeared to him & brought him a book & bid him Sett his hand to it telling him it would doe him good if he did Soe & that She would tear him in peices if he would not --
That his Mother baptized him in ShawShin River pulled of his Cloths & put him into the River & that his Mother then told him he was hers for Ever. That his Moth'r bid him afflict Mary Walkutt Ann Puttman & Sarah Phelps -- And that he went the 9'th Instant at night to Jno Chandlers , that their were 10 in Company w'th him who rid upon 2 Poles that there were 3 men in the Company & 2 of the woeman belonged to Ispwich whose names ware Mary & Sarah & that he Saw Betty Johnson in the Company & Conffesed that he did the 9'th Instant at night afflict Sarah Phelps & Ann Puttnam by pinching them. --
(In left margin) Thos Carrier
( Essex Institute Collection, no. 24-5v, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.)