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SWP No. 72.13

(Statement of Edward Payson for Elizabeth How )

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[June 3, 1692. ]

I Edward Paison of the Town aboves'd tho' present at the place & time afores'd, yet cannot evidence in all the particulars mentioned: Thus much is yet in my remembrance viz't being in the aboves'd Pearley's house some considerable time before the s'd Goodw. How came in; their afflicted Daughter, upon something that her Mother spake to her with trtness, presently fell into one of her usuall strange fitts, during which, she made no mention (as I observed) of the above s'd How her name, or any thing relating to her some time after, the s'd How came in, when s'd Girl had recovered her capacity, her fitt being over, s'd How took s'd Girl by the hand, asked her whether she had ever done her any hurt,? the child answerd no never; with several expressions to that purpose which I am not able particularly to recount, &c.

Rowley, June 3 -- 1692.
*Edward Paison
(Reverse) Mr. Philips & mr Paison in behalfe of Eliz: How
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 326 )