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SWP No. 92.29

(Mercy Lewis v. Susannah Martin )

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The Deposistion of Mircy Lewes aged about 19 years who testifieth and sath that in the latter end of April 1692 there appeared to me the Apperishtion of ashort old woman which tould me hir name was goody martin and that she came from Ambery who did most greviously torment me [by] by biting and pinching me urging me vehemently to writ in hir book but on the 2 May 1692 being the day of hir examination susannah Martin did torment and afflect me most greviously in the time of hir examination for w'n she looked upon me parsonally she would strike me down or almost choake me and severall times sence the Apperishtion of susannah martin has most greviously afflected me by pinching and almost choaking me to death urging me to writ in hir book: and also on the day of hir examination I saw the Apperishtion of susannah Martin goe and hurt the bodyes of Mary Walcott Elizabeth Hubburd Abigail williams and Ann putnam junr.

*Mercy lewes
(On reverse side of paper) Mercy Lewes against Susannah Martin
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 72 )