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SWP No. 45.16

(Deposition of Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Mary Esty , John Willard , and Mary Witheridge & Testimony of Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Mary Easty )

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[May 23, 1692 ]

The Deposistion of Abigaill williams and Ann putnam who testi-
fieth and saith that we both goeing along with goodman Abby and
Sarah Trask the 20th of may 1692 to the house of Constable Jno:
putnam to se mercy lewes. as we ware in the way we both saw the
Apperishtion of Gooddy Estick the very same woman that was sent
whom the other day: and also the Apperishtion of Goody Estick
tould us both that now she was afflecting of Mircy lewes because
she would not clear hir as others did and w'n came to who laye
speachless and in a sad condition we saw there the Apperishtions of
gooddy Estick and Jno. willard and mary witheridge afflecting and
choaking mircy lewes in a most dreadfull maner.which did most
greviously affright us and immediatly gooddy Estick did fall upon us
and tortor us allso Redy to choake us to death

Abigail Williams and An putnam Testified to the truth of the
abous'd Evedence

Salem Village May the 23d. 1692

Before us
*John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin {