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SWP No. 94.15

(Deposition of Mary Walcott v. Rebecca Nurse )

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[June 3, 1692]

The Deposistion of Mary walcott aged about 17 years who testifieth and saith that on the 20'th march 1691/92 I saw the Apperishtion of Rebekah Nurs the wife of frances Nurs senr: but she did not hurt me tell the 24 march being the day of hir examination but then the Apperishtion of Rebekah Nurs did most greviously torment me dureing the time of hir Examination: and also severall times sence she hath most greviously afflected me by biting pinching and almost choaking me urging me vehemently to writ in hir book or elce she would kill me: and on the 3'd of may in the evening the Apperishtion of Rebekah Nurs tould me she had a hand in the deaths of Benjamin Holton John Harrod Rebekah Sheppard and severall others and also att the time of hir examination I saw the Apperishtion of Rebekah Nurs goe and hurt the bodys of Ann putnam mircy lewes Elizabeth Hubburd and Abigaill williams

Marcy Wowlcot on the oath which she hath taken did owne this har testimony to be the truth. before us the Juriars of Inquest this 3 dy of June. 1692

(Reverse) 2 Mary Walcott

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 No. 80)