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SWP No. 80.2

( Testimony of John DeRich v. Margaret Jacobs )

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The testomeny of John derech Eaged about sixten years testifieth and Sayeth that Margat Jacobs Came and aflicted me this 5 of September as she hath many tims before She al so teleth me that she will kill me if #[she] I woul not yeld to hur she al so bringeth the book to me tempen me to set my hand to it she teleth me that i shall be wel if i will set my hand to the book she teleth me that She will run a scuer thoraw me and threteneth me to Cut me with a knife beger than an ordnery knife is as #[he] she hath don worse before.

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 118 )