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SWP No. 22.29

( Deposition of Abigail Hobbs, Deliverance Hobbs & Mary Warren v. George Burroughs Sarah Good, Sarah Osburn, Bridget Bishop, Giles Cory, Rebecca Nurse, Elizabeth Procter, Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator, Abigail Soames, John Procter,& Lydia Dustin)

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[June 1, 1692 ]

1st June 1692

Abigaile Hobbs then confessed before John Hathorn & Jonathan cor- win Esq'rs That at the generall meeting of the Witches in the feild
near Mr Parrisse's house she saw Mr George Burroughs , Sarah Good
Sarah Osborne Bridgett Bishop a[lbar ]s. Olliver & Giles Cory , two or
three nights agone, Mr Burrough came & sat at the window & told
her he would terribly afflict her for saying so much ag't him & then
pinched her, deliverance Hobbs then saw s'd Burroughs & he would
have tempted her to sett her hand to the book & almost shooke
her to pieces because she would not doe it,

Mary Warren Testifyeth that when she was in prison in Salem about a
fortnight agone Mr George Burroughs , Goody Nurse Goody procter ,
Goody parker, Goody pudeator , Abigail Soames , Goodman procter ,
Goody Darling [Dowing?] & others unknowne came to this depon't
& Mr Burroughs had a trumpett & sounded it, & they would have
had this depon't to have gone up with them to a feast at Mr parris- ses & Goody Nurse & Goody procter told her this depon't they were
Deacons & would have had her eat some of their sweet bread & wine
& she asking them what wine that was one of them said it was blood
& better then our wine but this depon't refused to eat or drink with
them & they then dreadfully afflicted her at that tyme.

Sworne the first of June 1692

*John Hathorne
*Jonathan Corwin {
Assis'ts

M'd. that at the time of the taking of this deposicon Goody Nurse
appeared in the roome & afflicted the Depon't Mary & Deliverance Hobbs as they attested & alsoe almost Choaked abigaile Hobbs as
alsoe testified, & Mr English then run a pin into Maryes hand as she
attested
( Witchcraft Papers, no. 6, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. )