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SWP No. 107.8

(Statement of Samuel Sibley v. John Proctor )

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[August 5, 1692 ]

The morning after the examination of Goody Nurse. Sam: Sibly met John Proctor about Mr Phillips w'o called to said Sibly as he was going to sd Phillips & askt how the folks did at the village He answered he heard they were very bad last night but he had heard nothing this morning Proctor replyed he was going to fetch home his jade he left her there last night & had rather given 40d than let her come up sd Sibly askt why he talt so Proctor replyed if they were let alone so we should all be Devils & witches quickly they should rather be had to the Whipping post but he would fetch his jade Home & thresh the Devil out of her & more to the like purpose crying hang them, hang them. And also added that when she was first taken with fits he kept her close to the Wheel & threatened to thresh her, & then she had no more fits till the next day he was gone forth, & then she must have her fits again firsooth &.

Jurat in Curia
Procter ownes he meant Mary Warren
attest. *St. Sewall. Cler
(Reverse) Sam'l Sibleys Evidence
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 No. 52.)