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SWP No. 30.2

( Deposition of Sarah Ingersoll and Ann Andrews for Sarah Churchill)

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[? June 1, 1692]

The diposition of Sarah Ingelson Aged about 30 yers: saith that
seing Sarah Church after hur exsamination She came to me Crieng
and wringing hur hands seming to be mutch trobeled in Sparet I
asked hur what she ailed she answered she had undon hur self I asked
hur in what she saied in belieng hur salfe and others in saieing she
had seat hur hand to the divells Book whairas she saied she naver did
I told her I beleved she had saet hur hand to the Book she answered
Crieng and said no no no: I naver, I naver did I asked then what had
maed hur say she did she answered because they thratened hur: and
told hur thay would put her in to the dungin and put hur along with
mr Borows and thus saverall times she folowed one up and downe
tealing me that she had undon hursalfe in be lieng hur salf and others
I asked hur why she did #[not] [word illegible] writ it she tould me be Cause she had stood
out so long in it that now she darst not she saied allso that If she told
mr Noys but ons she had sat hur hand to the Book he would be leve
her but If she told the truth and saied she had not seat her hand to
the Book a hundred times he would not beleve hur: