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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 testifieth 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 {

Ann putnam further testifieth that on 23 may 1692: being the
last day of the examination of mary Estick she did most greviously
torment me dureing the time of hir examination also on the same
day I saw mary Estick or hir Apperane most greviously torment and
afflect mary walcott mercy lewes Eliz Hubburd and abigail william
and I veryly beleve in my hart that mary Estick is a most dreadfull
wicth and that she hath very often afflected me and the persons af-
fore named by hir acts of wictchraft.

Ann Putnam: declared: to the Jury of Inquest: that her above writ-
ten evidence: is the truth upon her oath: Aug'st 4: 1692

(Reverse) Ann Putman &c ver. Eastick

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1, no. 286. )