Return to The Salem Witchcraft Papers | Print

Salem Witchcraft Papers

Case Files

SWP No. 52.8

(Deposition Sarah Phelps v. Abigail Faulkner Sr. )

View Entire Case File

[September 17, 1692]

The depossistion of Sarah phelps who testifieth and saith that
about the begining of August 1692 I was most greviously afflected
and tormented by Abigail Falkner or hir Apperance: but most dread-
full she did torment on the 11 August being the day of hir examina-
tion for if she did but loock upon me she would strick me down or
almost choake me: also sence the begining of August I have seen
Abigaill Falkner or hir appearance most greviously afflet and torment
mary walcott Ann putnam and Martha sprague and I veryly beleve
in my heart that Abigail Falkner is a wicth and that she has very
often affleted me and the afforesaid parsons by acts of wicth craft

The above named sarah Phelps affirmed before the Grand in-
quest that the above written evidence is truth upon her Oath the
17 Sept: 1692

Jurat.

(Reverse) Sarah Phelps Depo Ag't: Abagail Falkner Jurat

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 44.)