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SWP No. 37.8

(Deposition of Sarah Bibber v. Giles Corey )

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[September 9, 1692 ]

The deposistion of Sarah vibber who testifieth and saith that I
have ben most greviously affleted by giles Cory or his Appearance
and allso I have seen Giles Cory or his Apperance most greviously
(affleted by giles Cory or his Appearance #[also on the day of his Examination if he did but looke on me he would strick me down or or allmost choake me] and allso I have seen Giles
Cory or his Apperance most greviously affleting and tormenting
the bodyes of Mary Walcott mercy lewes and ann putnam and I
beleve in my heart that Giles Cory is a wizzard and that he has very
often afflected and tor[mented me] and the persons above men-
tioned by his actts of wicthcraft I testifie that on the fourteenth of August & ever since: at times s'd Cory [has] afflicted me by whip-
ping me & beating me: & urgeing me Vehemently.to read[&] writ
in his book: and cote me with his knife

Sarah Vibber: affirmed to the Jury of Inquest: that the above
written evidence: is the truth upon oath: Sep'r 9: 1692

(Reverse) Sarah Vibber vs Giles Corey

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 87 )