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SWP No. 52.10

(Deposition of Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Abigail Faulkner Sr. )

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[September 17, 1692]

The deposition of ann putman

who testefieth & saith that about the 9th of agust.1692: I was Afflic-
ted by a woman which tould me hir name was faulkner but on the
11th day of agust being the day of the Examenation of abigell faulk- ner shee did most dredfuly torment me and during the time of hir
Examenation, allso on the day of hir Examenation I saw abagell faulkner or hir aperance most gr[e] vousily afflickt & torment mary walcot & sara phelips , and I beleve that abigell faulkner is a witch
& that shee hath often afflicted me & severall others by acts of
witchcraft

the above named ann putman afermed before the grand Inquest
that the above writen Evedence Is the truth upon #[hir oath] hir
oath sworn before the grand Jury sptmbr 17th.

( Mass. Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 135 No. 49 )