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SWP No. 106.19

(Mercy Lewis v. Elizabeth Proctor )

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The Deposistion of Mircy lewes aged about 19 years who testifieth and [saith] that on the 26th march 1692 I saw the Apperishtion of Elizabeth proctor the wife of Jno proctor senr.: and she did most greviously tortor me by biting and pinching me most greviously urging me to writ in hir book and she continewed hurting me by temes tell the II'th April 1692 being the day of hir examination and then also dureing the time of hir examination she did tortor me most greviously and also severall times sence: also on the day of hir examination I saw the Apperishtion of Elizabeth proctor Mercy Lewes owned this har testimony to be the truth one har oath: before the Juriars of Inqwest this 30 of June 1692

(Reverse) Mircy lewes against: Elizabeth proctor

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 25 )