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SWP No. 72.14

( Joseph Knowlton and Mary Knowlton for Elizabeth How )

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[June 27, 1692. ]

from Ipswich June 27: 1692 Joseph knoulton being acquainte with the wife of James How Jun'r as a neighbour & somtims bording in the house: and at my first coming to live in those parts which was about ten years ago I hard a bad Report of her about Samuell perleys garle which caused me to take speshall noates of her life & conversation ever sence and I have asked her if she could freely forgive them that Raised such Reports of her she tould me yes with all her heart desiering that god would give her a heart to be more humble under such a providences and further she sayd she was willing to doe any good she could to them as had don unneighbourly by her also this I have taken notes of that she would deny her self to doe a neighbour a good turn and also I have known her to be faithfull in her word and honest in her dealeings as fare as ever I saw

*Joseph knoulton aged forty tu

*mary knowlton aged thur[ty] tu

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 332 )