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SWP No. 44.3

(Second Examination of Rebecca Eames )

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[August 31, 1692 ]

August 31't: 1692 Present Jn'o Hathorne Jona't Corwin Esq'r

Rebeca Eames further acknowledgeth & declareth that she was
baptized aboute three years agoe in five Mile pond and that her
son Daniell was also then baptized by the Divell, and that her son
Daniell hath benne a Wizard aboute thurteene Yeares and that []
Toothaker Widow, and Abigail faulkner are both Witches and that
her son and both them have benne in Company with her in Ando-
ver afflicteing of Timothy Swan and further Confirmes what she
formerly acknowledged (viz) that she hath benne a wicth this 26
years and that the Divell then appeared to her in the likeness of a
black man and she then gave herselfe she sayth soul and body to
the Divell and promised to sarve & obey him and Keepe his ways
and further declares that she did Then at that tyme signe to a paper
the Divell then had that she would soe doe and sayth she made a
Mark upon said paper with her finger, and the spott or Mark she
made was black, and that she was then in such horror of Conscienc
that she tooke a Rope to hang herselfe and a Razer to cutt her throate
by Reason of her great sin in Committing adultery & by that the
Divell Gained her he promiseing she should not be brought out or
ever discovered.

the abovesaid
Confession is the
truth as wittnese my hand

Rebecka Emes
The mark
of
Rebecka Emes

Exa 31 August 92 Salem,
Rebecka. Emes. signed & owned the abovesaid Conffesion to be the
truth before me *John Higginson Justice of peace. 15 Sep't 1692
(Reverse) Wm Rayment

( Essex Institute Collection, no. 29, James Duncan Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. )