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SWP No. 44a.1

(Examination of Daniel Eames )

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[August 13, 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 waren afirmed that this danll. Emes
afflicted me wn. falkner was Exam. & ther was
a young man apered & ye bl man stood
upon his shoulder:

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 Mr 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:

mary lacy said she saw the aperition
of danll. Emes. ye day before her father
came to done & told her father she doubtes
he would be sent for in away:

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.