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SWP No. 113.7

(Mary Warren v. Ann Pudeator)

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Mary Warin upon her oath: that she hath taken affirms: to the Jury of inquest: that Ann Puddeater: hath often: afflicted me: by biting me pinching me sticking pins in me: & choaking me: and particularly on the 2: day of July: att her examination: s'd Puddeater did: afflict#(e) me greatly: also she or her Apperition: did offer: me the book to sign to: she told: me also that she was the caus of Jno Turners falling off: the cherry tree: to his great: hurt: & which: amazed him in his head & almost kild him: she told me also: she was the caus of: Jeremiah Neals wifes death: & I saw her hurt: Eliz Hubbard: Mary Walcot: & An Putnam: the last night she: afflicted: me also: last night: by her wichcrafts & I doe veryly: beleev: s'd Ann Puddeater is a: wich: she affirms Puddeater: told her: she kild her husband Puddeater: & his first wife and that she was an instrument of Jno Bests: wifes death: Sept'r 7: 1692 Sworne in Court

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 112 )