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SWP No. 52.6

( Deposition of Martha Sprague v. Abigail Faulkner Sr. )

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[September 17, 1692]

The deposistion of Martha Spreague who testifieth and saith
that I have ben most greviously affleted and tormented by Abigail Falkner of Andevor senc the [begining] of August 1692: Also I
saw Abigail Falkner of hir Apperance most greviously torment and
afflet Hannah Bigsbe and Rose Foster and sarah phelps and I verily
beleve in my heart that Abigaill Falkner is a wicth & that she has
often affleted me and severall others by acts of wicthcraft

The above named Martha sprague affirmed before the Grand
inquest that the above written Evidence is truth upon her Oath 17:
sept: 1692

(Reverse) Martha Sprague Depo agt Abigill Falkner Jurat in Curia

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 41. )