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SWP No. 39

Deliverance Dane

(See also: Mary Osgood -- Petition .)

SWP No. 39.1

(Petition for Restitution of Nathaniel Dane for Deliverance Dane )

[++ September 9, 1710]

An Account of the Expences of Nathaniel Dane of Andover for his
wife Deliverance who was accused of witchcraft and Suffered Im-
prisonment 13 weeks in the year 1692 And for his man Servant who
was Imprisoned eight weeks upon the same account.

viz

For prison fees and money and provision
necessarily Expended while they were in prison { 3 - 13 - 0

it money to the sheriffe & the Clerk and
the keeper when my wife was discharged upon Bail { 1 - 0 - 0

I desire mr Barnard to
give in this Acct to the
Hon'rable comittee

Pr *Nathaniel Dane
N.D.
(Reverse) Nathan'll Danes Account
Deliverance Dane Imprisond Not Condemnd
( Massachusetts Archives Collection, Vol. 135 No. 147. Massachusetts state Archives, Boston. MA. )

SWP No. 39.2

(Fragment of an Examination of Deliverance Dane)

[++ June 29, 1692] Deliverance Deane being asked why she and the rest brought in Mr. Deane as afflicting persons, she answered, it was Satan's subtilty, for he told her he would put a sham upon all these things, and make people believe that he did afflict. She said Mrs. Osgood and she gave their consent the devil should bring Mr. Deane's shape to afflict. Being asked again if Mrs. Osgood and she acted this business, she said yes.

This testimony excerpt is printed in, Thomas Hutchinson, The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts-Bay (1767) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1936) vol. II, p. 29.