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SWP No. 69.12

(Deposition of Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Abigail Hobbs )

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[April 19, 1692]

The deposistion of Ann putnam who testifieth and saith that about the 13th of April 1692 I saw the Apperishtion of Abigail Hoobs the daughter of william Hoobs com and afflect me by biting pinching and almost choaking me urging me to writ in hir book and so she continewed by times hurting me twll the 19th of April being the day of hir Examination but as soon as she began to confess she left ofe hurting me.

(Reverse) Ann puttnam. Ag'st Abigall. Hobbs

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 162 )