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SWP No. 22.23

(Sarah Bibber v. George Burroughs )

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[August 3, 1692]

The deposistion of Sarah viber who testifieth and saith that on
the 9'th day of may 1692 . as I was agoeing to Salem village I saw
the apperishtion of a little man like a minister with a black coat
on and he pinched me by the arme and bid me goe along with
him but I tould him I would not but when I cam to the village I
saw theire Mr. George Burroughs which I never saw before and then
I knew that it was his apperishtion which I had seen in the morning
and he tortured me several times while he was in examination also
dureing the time of his examination I saw Mr. George Burroughs or
his Apparanec most greviously torment and afflect Mary Walcott
mercy Luis Elizabeth Hubbert Ann putnam and abigaill williams by
pinching twisting & almost choaking them to death also severall
times sence mr george Burroughs or his Apperance has most grevious-
ly tormented me with variety of tortors and I beleve in my heart
that mr George Burroughs is a dreadfull wizzard and that he has most
greviously tormented me and the above mentioned parson by his
acts of wicthcraft

Sarah Viber declared to the Jury of inquest:that the above
written evidence is the truth:Aug'st 3: 1692 the which she owned
on her oath

Jurat in Curia

Sarah Viber ag't Burroughs
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 27 )