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SWP No. 68.16

( Deposition of Thomas Putnam and Edward Putnam v. Dorcas Hoar )

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[+ September 6, 1692 ]

The deposistion of Thos: putnam aged 40 years and Edward putnam aged 36 year who testifie and saith. that we haveing been conversant with Divers of the afflected parsons as mary Walcott Eliza Hubbrd Ann putnam and others: and we have seen them most greviously tortored by biting and pinching and their bones almost put out of joynt greviously complaineing of one gooddy Hore of beverly for hurting them but on the: 2: day of may 1692 being the day of the examination of Dorcas Hoar . of Beverly the above said afflected parsons ware most greviously tormented dureing the time of hir examination for upon the glance of hir eies thay ware strucken down or allmost choke also severall times sence we have seen the above named parsons most greviously tormented and the markes of plaine bits on there flesh and complaining of gooddy Hoar for hurting them: and we beleve that Dorcas Hoare the prisoner att the barr has often hurt the affore name parsons by acts of wicthcraft

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) Tho: Putman & Edward Putman
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 218 )