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SWP No. 69.10

(Deposition of Mercy Lewis v. Abigail Hobbs )

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[+ April 19, 1692]

The deposistion of mircy lewes agged about 19 years who testifieth that about the 17th of April 1692 I saw the Apperishtion of Abigail Hoobs the daughter of william Hoobs com and afflect me by pinching and almost choaking me urging me to writ in hir book and so she continewed hurting of me by times tell the 19th of April: being the day of hir examination but as soon as she began to confess she left ofe hurting me.

(Reverse) Mercÿ.Lewis against Abigall.Hobbs .

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 160 )