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SWP No. 114.10

( Charity Pitman v. Wilmott Reed )

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The Testimony of Charity Pitman of Marblehead.

This deponent aged twenty nine years affirms, that about five years agoe, M'rs Syms of the Towne having lost some linnen which she suspected Martha Laurence the girle which then lived with Wilmott Redd had taken up, desired the deponent to goe with her to Wilmott Redds , and demanding the same, having many words about the same, M'rs Syms told her, that if she would not deliver them she would go to Salem to mr Hathorne, and gett a speciall warrant for her servant girle; upon which the s'd Redd told her in my hearing, that she wished that she might never mingere [urinate], nor cacare [defecate], if she did not goe, and some short time after the deponent observed that the s'd M'rs Syms was taken with the distemper of the dry Belly=ake, and so continued many moneths during her stay in the Towne, and was not cured whilst she tarryed in the Countrey, --

Jurat in Curia
(Reverse) Charity Pittman agst Willmott Redd
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 6 )