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SWP No. 26.1

(Examination of Sarah Carrier )

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[+August 11, 1692. ]

The Examination of Sarah Carrier Taken before Dudly Broad- steat Sarah Carrier being accused of witchcraft Confeseth as fol-
loweth that she hath been a witch Ever Since She was Six years Old
that her Moth'r brought a red book to her and She touched it that
her Moth'r Baptiz'd her in Andrew fostters pauster the day before
She went to prison & that her Moth'r promised her she should
not be hanged that her Mother taught her how to afflicte persons
by pinching them or Setting on them that She began to afflict Sarah Phelps last Satterdy & that Betty Johnson was w'th her that her
Moth'r gave her a Spear last Night & that She pricked Sarah Phelps
& Ann Puttnam w'th it.

(On side of paper) Sarah Carrier

( Essex Institute Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, No. 24- 5 )