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SWP No. 50.1

(Deposition of Ann Putnam, Jr., Thomas Putnam and Robert Morrill v. Thomas Farrer )

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[+May 16, 1692 ]

the deposistion of Ann putnam who testifieth and saith that on the: of may 1692 : there appeard to me the Apperishtion of an
old gray-head man with a great nose which tortored me and almost
Choaked me and urged me to writ in his book: and I asked him
what was his name and from whence he came for I would complaine
of him: and he told me he came from linne and people used to call
him old father pharoah and he said he was my grandfather: for my
father used to call him father: but I tould I would not call him:
grandfather: for he was a wizzard and I would complaine of him:
and ever sence he hath afflected me by times beating me and pinch-
ing me and all most Choaking me and urging me continewally to
writ in his book

we whose names are under writen haveing been conversant with Ann putnam have hard hir declare what is above writen what she said
she saw & heard from the apperishtion of old pharoah and also have
seen hir tortors: and perceived hir hellish temtations by hir loud out
cries I will not writ old pharaoh I will not writ in your book

*Thomas putnam
*Roburt Morrell

Ann. putnam ag. Tho. Farrer
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 114. )