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SWP No. 63.25

(Deposition of Sarah Bibber v. Sarah Good )

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[June 28, 1692 ]

The Deposistion of Sarah viber aged about 36 years who testifieth and saith that sence I have been afflected I have often seen the Apperishtion of Sarah Good but she did not hurt me tell the 2 day of May 1692 tho I saw hir Apperishtion most greviously tortor mercy lewes & Jno. Indian att Salem. on the 11th April 1692: but on the 2: may 1692 the Apperishtion of Sarah good did most greviously torment me by presing my breath almost out of my body and also she did immediately afflect my child by pinceing of it that I could hardly hold it and my husband seing of it took hold of the Child but it cried out and twisted so dreadfully by reson of the torture that the Apperishtion of Sarah Good did afflect it with all that it gott out of its fathers Armes to:also several[ly] times sence the Apperishtion of Sarah Good has most greviously tormented me by beating and pinching me and almost Choaking me to death and pricking me with pinnes after a most dreadfull maner

Sarah viber ownid this har tistimony to be the truth one the oath she had taken: be fore us the Juriars for Inquest: this: 28 dy of June 1692

Sworne. in Court June 29th. 1692.

And further Adds. that shee very beleives uppon her Oath that Sarah Good had bewicthed her --

(Reverse) Sarah viber against Sarah good June 29, 1692

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 26 )