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SWP No. 94.10

( Petition of Nathaniel Putnam, Sr. for Rebecca Nurse )

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[++ June 29, 1692]

Nathaniell putnam Senor being desired [TORN] by francis nurse sen'or to give & informa [TORN] of what i could say concerning his wifeS [TORN] and conversation: if the above Sayd [TORN] known this sayd above sayd woman fou [TORN] years & what i have observed of her human [TORN] frailtye excepted: her life & conversation hath [TORN] been according to her profession: & she hath [TORN] brought up a great family of children & educated [TORN] well soe that there is in some of them apparent s' [TORN] of godliness: i have known her differ with her neig [TORN] but i never knew nor heard of any that did accus [TORN] of what she is now charged with

( Witchcraft Papers, 29b. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA.)