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SWP No. 45.17

(Deposition of Elizabeth Hubbard v. Mary Esty , John Willard , & Mary Witheridge)

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August 4, 1692

The Deposistion of Elizabeth Hubburt who testifieth and saith
I being caryed up to Constable Jno. putnams house on the 20th of may 1692: to se Mircy lewes who laid speachless and in a sad
condition: I saw there the apperishtions of gooddy estick the very
same woman that was sent whom the other day: and Jno. willard
and mary witherridge Afflecting and tortoring of Mircy lewes in a
most dreadfull maner.which did affright me most greviously: and
immediatly gooddy Estick did sett upon me most dreadfully and
tortored me almost Ready to choak me to death and urged me
vehemently to writ in hir book

Sworne Salem Village May the 23d: 1692.

Before us
*John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin {

we whose names are under writen heaving been along with Elizabeth . Huburd this time above mentioned herd hir declare what is
above writen and we read it to hir when we came away and she
said it was all true this 21 may 1692
Thomas putnam
John.putnam Jun
Jurat in Curia Sept'r. 9th. 1692
Eliz Hubburd further testifieth that on the 23 may 1692 being
the last day of the examination of mary Estick she did most greviously afflect and torment me dureing the time of hir Examination allso
dureing the time of her examination I saw mary Estick most greviously aflect and torment mary walcott mercy lewes Abigail williams
and ann putnam by twisting and all most choaking them to death
and I verily beleve in my heart that mary estick is a most dreadfull
wicth and that she hath very often afflected and tormented me and
parsons above named by hir acts of wicthcraft
Eliz. Hubbard declared the two above written evidences: in this
paper before the Jury of Inquest: to be the truth:upon oath:
August 4:1692
(Reverse) El. Hubbard Contr. Easty
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 286 )