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SWP No. 37.7

(Mercy Lewis v. Giles Corey )

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[September 9, 1692 ]

The Deposistion of Mercy lewes agged about 19 years who testi-
fieth and saith that on the 14'th April 1692 I saw the Apperishtion
of Giles Cory com and afflect me urging me to writ in his book and
so he contineued most dreadfully to hurt me by times beating me
& almost braking my back tell the day of his examination being the
19th April and then allso dureing the time of his examination he did
afflect and tortor me most greviously: and also several times sence
urging me vehemently to writ in his book and I veryly beleve in my
heart that Giles Cory is a dreadfull wizzard for sence he had ben in
prison he or his Apperance has com and most greviously tormented
me.

Mercy Lewis: affirmd to the Jury of Inquest. that the above
written evidence: is the truth upon the oath: she has formerly taken
in the Court of Oyer & terminer: Sept'r 9: 1692

(Reverse) Mercy Lewis again't Geoyles Cory

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 85. )