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SWP No. 24.15

(Deposition of Elizabeth Hubbard v. Martha Carrier )

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[July: 1: 1692]

The deposistion of Eliz: Hubburd agged about 17 years who testi-
fieth and saith that I have been along time afflected by a woman that
tould me hir name was Carrier and that she came from Andevore but
on the 31:may 1692 martha Carrier did most greviously tortor. me
dureing the time of hir Examination for if she did but look upon me
she would strick me down or almost choak me and also I saw martha Carrier most greviously torment Mary Walcott , mercy lewes , Abigail williams and ann putnam jun'r with such dreadfull tortor as no tongue
can express: that had not the Honr'd Majestrats Commanded hir to
be fast bound I beleve she would have quickly kiled sume of us: and
I verily beleve in my hart that martha Carrier is a most dreadful
wicth for severall times sence martha Carrier #[or hir Apperance]
has been in prison she hath or hir Apperance com to me and most
greviously tortored me by pinching pricking and [and] almost choak-
ing me to death: which I beleve she could not doe if she ware not a
witch/

Elizabeth Hubburd: owned: the above written evidence: to be the
truth: to the Jury of Inquest: upon: the oath: she hath taken:
July: 1: 1692