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SWP No. 68.8

(Deposition of Mary Walcott v. Dorcas Hoar )

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[July 2, 1692 ]

The deposistion of mary walcott agged about 17 years who testifieth and saith I have been a long time afflected by a woman that tould me hir name was Hoar: but on the: 2 May 1692 . Darcas Hoar of Beverly did most greviously torment me dureing the time of hir Examination for if she did but look parsonally upon me she would strick me down or allmost choak me to death: allso on the day of the examination of darcas Hoar . I saw hir: or hir Apperanc most greviously torment and afflect the bodyes of Eliz: Hubburd Abigaill williams Ann putnam and Susannah shelding also severall times senc the afforesaid darcas hoar or hir Apperance has most greviously tormented me by biting pineching and allmost choaking me to death and I verily beleve in my heart that Darcas Hoar is a most dreadfull wicth, for she or hir Appearance has come and most dreadfully tormented me sence she was put in prison which I beleve she could not doe if she ware not a wicth. Mary Walcot: owned: to the Jury of inquest: the above written evidence: to be the truth: upon: oath: July: 2: 92

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) Mary Walcot ag: hoar
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 212 )