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SWP No. 22.13

( Deposition of Thomas Greenslit v. George Burroughs )

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[September 15, 1692]

Province of the Mattathusets Bay in New England The deposition of Thomas Greinslitt aged about forty years Testfieth

Essex Ss.

That about the breaking Out of this last Indian Warr being at
the house of Capt Scottow's at black point he Saw Mr George Bur- roughs lift and hold Out a gunn of Six foot barrell or thereabouts
putting the forefinger of his right hand into the Muzle of s'd gunn
and So held it Out at Armes End Only with that finger and further
this deponent Testifieth that at the Same time he Saw the Said
Burroughs take up a full barrell of Malasses w'th but two fingers
of one of his hands in the bung & Carry it from the Stage head to
the Door at the End of the Stage Without letting it downe & that
Liut Richard Hunniwell & John Greinslitt & Some other persons
that are Since dead Were then present.

Salem Sep'r 15'th 1692 Thomas Greinslitt appeared before their
Maj'ties Justices of Oyer & Terminer in Open Court & Made Oath
that the above mentioned perticulars & Every part of them were
True