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SWP No. 13.14

( Testimony of John Bly, Sr and Rebecca Bly v. Bridget Bishop )

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[June 2, 1692]

John Bly sen'r and Rebecka Bly his wife of Salem, bothe Testifie
and say that s'd Jn'o Bly Bought a Sow of Edw'd Bushop of Salem
#[Labourer] Sawyer and by agreement with s'd Bushop was to pay the price
agreed upon, unto L't Jeremiah Neale of Salem, and Bridgett the wife
of said Edward Bushop because she could not have the mony or
vallue agreed for, payd unto her, she [ ] to the house of the
deponents in Salem and Quarrelled w'th t[ ] aboute it. #[and also
then Threatened them sayeing]
soon after which the Sow haveing piged she was taken with Strainge fitts
Jumping up. and knocking hir head against the fence and seemed blind and
deafe and would not Eat neither Lett her pigs suck but foamed at
the mouth, which goody hinderson heareing of sayd she beleived she
was over-looked, and that thay had theire cattle ill in such a manner
at the Eastward when she lived there, and used to cure them by
giveing of them Red Okar & Milk. which wee also gave the Sow.
Quickly after eating of which she grew Better. and then for the
Space of Neere Two howre[] togather she getting into the street did
sett of Jumping & runing betweene the house of s'd deponents and
s'd Bushops as if she ware stark mad; and after that was well againe
and wee did then Apprehend. or Judge & doe still that s'd Bishop had
bewitched s'd Sow

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) John Bly and wife
Jn'o Bligh
W'm Bligh
Rob. Bligh
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft Vol. 1, No. 150 )