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SWP No. 45.20

(Deposition of Samuel Smith v. Mary Esty )

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[++ April 22, 1692]

The deposistion of Samuell Smith of Boxford about 25 yers who
testifieth and saith that about five years sence I was one night att
the house of Isaac Estick sen'r. of Topsfeild and I was as farr as
I know to Rude in discorse and the above said Esticks wife said
to me I would not have you be so rude in discorse for I might Rue it
hereafter and as I was agoeing whom that night about a quarter of
a mille from the said Esticks house by a stone wall I Received a
little blow on my shoulder with I know not what and the stone wall
rattleed very much which affrighted me my horse also was affrighted
very much but I cannot give the reson of it.

(Reverse) Sam'll Smith ag'st. G. Easty

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 292 )