SWP No. 044a: Daniell Eames
(Examination of Daniel Eames )
[August 13, 1692 ]
13:8:1692 the Exam. of Danll. Emes: Eliz: Johnson owned her confesion against Danll. Emes & yt he was wth her 3 nights before she owned it & aflicted phelps Child wth popets puting pins in it & she se him Yesterday in the prison. he fell upon mary lacy & Ell. Johnson & Richd: Carier said he saw him aflict you. mary wolcot afirmed Emes aflicted her last night at aslots [?] house at andiver & she se him aflict [#[danll Emes], Tim Swan & Ingalls child An- puttman & mary warren afirme ye Danll. Emes aflicted them severall times - - - ye aflicted all fell downe wn: he came in Q Danll. Emes. what doo you act your witch craft before us. tell us how long is it sence you first. Began. ye Evidences say you have be[en] a witch ever since you ran away. A I never went away but wn I went to the southward & stayd a yere & 3 or 4 months. it was in June. about I am 28 yeres old: I have be maried 8 or 9 yeres. I first & formost am arand [arraigned?] [torn] afore ye. honr. I am her before you. in ye presents of Jx [Jesus Christ] yt you would pray for me yt I may spek ye truth. he yt is ye Gret Judge knows yt I never did ceovnt. wth: ye divel: & doe not know any thing of it I never signed to no book nor never se satan or any of his Instrmnts yt I know of Q her is mary warren. yt never saw you personaly, yt afirmes you have aflicted her above a month. Se if you can look upon her: he turned about & 5 fell downe & wth his touch he raised ym --- I did ^drem^ I se Goody tooaker & some others who did tempt me: to Signe to Sattan but I resisted. Q. are you certain you ware asleep: A. I was asleep. to be sure Samll Varnum. afirmes yt [#Danll Emes told Me yt] he yt Eph. Stevens. told me yt Danll Emes. said yt he followed ye Divell in ye shap of a horse over 5 mile pond. & Bridges Richd. Carier afirmed yt. Danll. Emes shap knock him downe:
A. as I was once on aprogrese Jno. Wilson Jno Lull. was going to Salsbury & I went wth ym: & came againe to gether: Jno. Lull. came up along wth me till we came againe @ 5 mile pond. I had ben long from home: & was not willing ye man should goe wth me: home:
Bridges: saith: ye report yt. he invited this man & cheated him, told ye man that ther was ye divel in ye 5 mile pond: & said he would goe to him, but he rid away home & shut ye door:
ye brook by Samll. bratlebooks house. when I was alitle boy: my fathr. left me at home & I got abotle of rum & Drank more yn might doe me good.
mary post doe you know DE: yes I know him his is my neighbr. did you ever know him to aflict: no - did you know him to be awitch. no. ----- Goody bridges doe you know him yes doe you know him to be a witch no: -------- An: Putnam said he was made a witch at a brook:
at yt time at ye Brook at ingagmt [engagement] did you make to ye divell:: Bridges: I beleve ther is evidence Enough. yt he said the divill caried him & his pack to ye brook. at yt sabath day: I doe not know but I might say so, but I bely my selfe -------- Eliz Johnson afirmes yt the young man yt stood before Emes at ye bl man is Deane Robinson. & mary lacy said yt young man hurt mary warren:: I se him personally. at ffr deans lane & he told me he was awizard & at gate in his shap & a bl cat wth him yt told me yt ^he^ was danll. Emes: & said he would goe along wth me to aflict folkes
(Reverse) EJ: the 3 time was ye nite afore I owned he said he apeared in his shap & I wen with him to aflict child & aflicd wth pinching & prickg wth a speare Emes pricked wth a pin, it is all true:
------------- post said her compa was Sear. Chandler. toohaker. Carier ffoster: Nurse:
This Examination taken the 13th August 1692 before ther Majesties of ye peace in Salem
atest John Higginson Just peace
UNCAT MS, Miscellaneous Manuscripts (1692), Salem Witchcraft Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA., Boston, MA.
(Indictment of Daniel Eames by Mary Warren. Returned Ignoramus)
[May 9, 1692 ]
Province of ye Massachusetts Annoq RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae &c Bay in New England. Essex Quinto Annoqe: [Im 1693
The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen presents that Daniell Emmes of ------- in the County of Essex aforsd In or about the thirteenth day of August last in the Yeare 1692 aforsd -- and divers other dayes & times as well before as after Certain Detestable Arts Called witchcrafts and Sorceries wickedly Mallishiously and ffeloniously hath used Practised and Exersised at and in the towne of Salem ---in the County of--- Essex aforesd: Upon and against one Mary Bradford ^Warren^ of Salem Single Woman -- by which wicked Arts the said Mary Warren--the day and year aforsaid and divers other dayes and times as well before as after, was and is Tortured Afflicted Tormented Consumed Pined and wasted. against ye: Peace of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen their Crowne & Dignity and agt: the Lawes in that Case made and Provided/ Wittness Mary Walcott An Putnam
Ignoramus Abraham Haseltine foreman of ye Grand Jury
UNCAT MS, Miscellaneous Manuscripts (1692), Salem Witchcraft Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA.