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SWP No. 39.2

(Fragment of an Examination of Deliverance Dane)

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Deliverance Deane being asked why she and the rest brought in Mr. Deane as afflicting
persons, she answered, it was Satan's subtilty, for he told her he would put a sham upon
all these things, and make people believe that he did afflict. She said Mrs. Osgood and
she gave their consent the devil should bring Mr. Deane's shape to afflict. Being asked
again if Mrs. Osgood and she acted this business, she said yes.

This testimony excerpt is printed in, Thomas Hutchinson, The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts-Bay (1767) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1936) vol. II, p. 29.