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SWP No. 78.17

( Deposition of Joseph Flint v. George Jacobs, Sr. )

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[+ August 4, 1692]

The deposicon of Joseph Flintt aged 30 yeares Saith that being at the house of Mr Thomas Beadles on the 11th of May 1692, when the Magistrates were Examining George Jacobs his Grandaughter and understanding that she had confessed I this deponent went into the other room where George Jacobs was and Told him that his Grandaughter had confessed he asked me what she had confessed I told him that she had confest she was a witch or that she had Set her hand to the Devil's booke

Whereupon s'd Jacobs said that She was charged not to confess and then I asked him who charged her not to confess, he then made & stop and at last said that if she were Innocent and yet Confest she would be accessary to her owne death

marke Joseph Flint
Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) Joseph Flint ags't Geo. Jacobs Sen'r.
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 230. )