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SWP No. 73.1

( Deposition of Clement Coldum v. Elizabeth Hubbard )

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[? June 3, 1692]

The deposition of Clement Coldum aged 60 years or ther about: saith; that on the 29th: of May; 1692; being at Salem Village carrying home Elizabeth Hubbard from the Meeting behind me; she desired me to ride faster, I asked her why; she said the woods were full of Devils, & said ther & there they be, but I could se none; then I put on my horse, & after I had rid a while, she told me I might ride softer, for we had out rid them. I asked her if she was not afraid of the Devil, she answered me no, she could discourse with the Devil as well as with me, & further saith not; this I am ready to testifie on Oath if called thereto, as witness my hand;

#[Clement Coldum]. *Clement Colddom
Against Eliz: Hubbard
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 80. )