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SWP No. 22.36

(Deposition of Thomas Greenslit v. George Burroughs)

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[September 15, 1692]

Tho Greenslitt: aged about forty years ^being deposed^ Tes=
tifieth yt about the first breaking out of the [letters crossed out]
last Indian warre [word crossed out above warre] being att the house of Captn
Joshua Scotts at Black point. this deponent saith yt
he saw Mr ^George^ Burrows ^who was lately Executed at Salem^ lift a gunn of six ffoott
Barrell ^or thereabouts^ putting the [written over: his?] forefinger of his right hand
into the muzell of sd gunn and ^that he^ held [word crossed out] ^it^ out
att arms and only wth ^thatt^ finger, and further this
deponent testifieth thatt about at the same time
he saw the said Burrows Take up a full barrll of e
molasses wth butt two of his fingers ^of one of his hands^ in the bung,
and carry itt from ye stage head to the door att
the end of the stage wth out letting itt downe
& that Liut. Richd.Hanniwell &
John Greinslett were then present
& some others yt are dead. Thomas Greinslit
Sepr. 15. 92.
his + marke.

James Duncan Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem