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SWP No. 78.18

( Testimony of Abigail Williams v. George Jacobs, Sr., Margaret Jacobs, George Jacobs Jr., Rebecca Jacobs, Sarah Churchill, Philip English, & Mary English )

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[May 10, 1692]

Abigail Williams Testifyeth & saith that an old man that goes with two sticks hath appeared to & hurt her many times by pinching & bringing the book for hir to set her hands unto, & the man told her his name was Jacobs the father of Geo: Jacobs & the Grandfather of Margaret Jacobs & he had made said Margaret set her hand to the book & Sarah Churchwell & his son Geo. Jacobs & his wife & another woman & her husband viz. Mr. English & his wife: also that she said Margaret had hurt her pretty much to day & at other times & brought her the book severall times to night but not before.

We whose names are underwritten testifye that we heard the above s'd Abigail relate the charge afore s'd this 10 day May 1692

*Nathaniel Ingersoll

*Jonathan Walcott

*John louder

( Witchcraft Papers, no. 23b, Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston. )