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SWP No. 92.30

(Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Susannah Martin )

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The Deposistion of Ann putnam jun'r who testifieth and saith sume time in April 1692 there appered to me the Apperishtion of an old short woman that toald me hir name was martin and that she came from Amsbery who did Immediatly afflect me urging me to writ in hir book but on the 2: may 1692 being the day of hir examination susana martin did most greviously afflect me dureing the time of her examination for when she did but look personaly upon she would strike me down or almost choak and severall times senc the Apperishtion of susannah martin. has most greviously afflected me by pinching me & on the [the] day of hir examination I saw the Apperishtion of susanna martin goe and Afflect the bodys of mary wallcott Mircy Lewes Elizabeth Hubbard and Abigail williams

(On Reverse side of paper) Ann putnam Jun'r against Susannah Martin

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 73 )