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SWP No. 125.10

( Samuel Parris v. Tituba )

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The Deposition of Sam: Parris aged about thirty & nine years testifyeth & saith that Eliz: Parris jun'r & Abigail Williams & Ann Putnam jun'r & Eliz: Hubbard were most grievously & severall times tortured during the Examination of Sarah Good, Sarah Osburne, & Tituba Indian before the Magistrates at Salem village 1. March. 1691/2 And the said Tituba being the last of the abovesaid that was examined they the abovesd afflicted persons were greivously distressed until the said Indian began to confess & then they were immediately all quiet the rest of the said Indian womans examination.

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 11 )