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SWP No. 68.7

(Deposition of Elizabeth Hubbard v. Dorcas Hoar )

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[July 2, 1692 ]

The deposistion of Eliz: Hubburd agged about 17 years who testifieth and saith I have been along time afflected by a woman that tould me hir name was Hoar but one the: 2: May 1692 Darcas Hoar of Beverly did most greviously torment me dureing the time of hir examination and then I saw that it was the very same woman that tould me hir name was Hoar and if she did but look upon me she would strick me down or allmost choak me allso on the day of hir examination I saw Darcas Hoar or hir Apperance most greviously torment and Afflect the bodys of mary walcott Abigaill williams Ann putnam by biting pinching and al most choaking them to death also severall times sence Darcas Hoar or hir Apperance has most greviously tormented me with variety of tortors and I verily beleve that Darcas hoar the prisoner att the barr is a wicth for sence she has been in prison she or hir Appearance has com to me and most dreadfully tormented with veriety or tortors: which I beleve she could not doe with out she ware a wicth

Eliz: Hubbard: owned to the Jury of inquest: that the above evidence: is the truth July:2: 1692

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) Elizabeth Hubart ag: hoar
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 210 )