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SWP No. 106.22

( Thomas Putnam and Edward Putnam v. Elizabeth Proctor )

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The Deposistion of Thomas putnam agged 40 years and Edward putnam agged 36 years who testifie and say that we haveing been conversant with divers of the afflected parsons as mary walcott mercy lewesEliz Hubburt and ann putnam and we have seen them most dreadfully tormented and complaining of Elizabeth proctor for hurting them: but on the II'th April 1692. being the day of hir examination the afforesaid parsons ware much affleted dureing the time of hir examination also severall times sence we have seen the afforesaid parsons most dreadfully tormented as if all their bones would have been disjoyned compl[abar ][ibar ][nbar ]g of goody proctor for hurting them: and we verily beleve in our hearts that Eliz: proctor the prisoner at the barr. as very often afflected the affore said parsons by acts of wicthcraft & that thay have seen many bites on the afflicted [pbar ]sons by acts of wicthcraft & that thay have seen many bites one the afflicted [pbar ]sons w'ch they said was Elizabeth proctor that did it.

Jurat in Curia
Attest. *Stephen Sew'll , C
(Raverse) Tho & Edw. Puttnam
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 25 )