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SWP No. 92.18

( Deposition of Bernard Peach v. Susannah Martin )

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[May 20, 1692]

The deposion of Barnard peache aged 42 or ther abouts testifyeth That about ten years ago this deponant living with w'm Osgood of Salsbury he s'd Osgood had a ox hurt & he with him & Georg martin of Amsbury desired to have som of ther beef but was denyed and went a way discontent And the next day on of the [] best cows my s'd master osgood had was in such a mad fright that too men had much ado to gett her into the house wher shee had usually ben tide up: shee did run and fly about

The next day shee being Let out & went away w'th the other catle (well & Lusty as far as wee coold desern) but came home at evening very ill having [Atter] under her eyes as bigg as wallnutts & dyed the same night

sworne at Salsbury the 20th day of may Ano 1692

before me *Robt Pike Asst

(On reverse side of paper) Barnard Peach

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 189. )