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SWP No. 37.7

(Statements of Mary Warren, Eliz Woodwell, mary Walcot: & Eliz Hubbard. v. Giles Corey ) [September 9. 1692 ]

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Mary Warin affirmed: to the Jury of Inquest:that: she hath been
afflicted by Giles Cory or his appearition and that by beating of me
with his staffe: & by: biting me & pinching & choaking me greatly
torturing me & cutting me with a knife. & perticulerly at the time of
his examination he did greviously torment me: also: at the time
of his examination I saw: s'd Cory or his appearition most: dred-
fully afflect: Mary Walcot An putnam. Mercy lewes & Sarah Vibber
Sept'r 9. 1692

Eliz Woodwell upon the oath she formerly has taken in this
Court: did affirm to the Jury of Inquest: that: she saw Giles Cory
at meeting at Salem on a lecture day.since he has ben at prison he
or his apearition came in & sat in the middlemost seat: of the mens
seats: by the post this was the lecture day before. Bridget Bishop was
hanged and I saw him come out: with the rest of the people mary Walcot: affirmed: that she saw s'd Cory: as above. sit in the same
place at the same time he or his appearance & that she did se him goe
out with the rest of the people: this she affirmed to the Jury of
Inquest. Sept 9: 1692

Eliz Hubbard. to the Jury of Inquest. that Giles Cory hath sev-
eral times afflected [me] with several sorts of torments. I veryly
think he is a wizard & afflicted me by wichcraft sept 9: 1692

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 89 )