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SWP No. 136.8

(Ann Putnam, Jr. vs. Sarah Wilds )

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The Deposistion of Ann putnam Jun'r who testifieth and saith I have ben afflected ever sence the begining of march with a woman that tould me hir name was willds and that she came from Topsfeild but on the 22 April 1692 Sarah wilds did most greviously torment me dureing the time of hir Examination and then I saw that Sarah willds was that very woman that tould me hir name was willds and also on the day of hir Examination I saw Sarah willds or hir Apperance most greviously tortor and afflect mary Walcott, Mircy lewes
and Abigail William [ms] and severall times sence Sarah wilds or hirs Apperance has most greviously tortored and afflected me with variety of #(tortuteres) tortures as by pricking and pinching me and almost choaking me to death

Ann Putnam Jun'r declared: the above written: evidence: to be truth: before the Jury of inquest: June: 30'th :1692: upon oath.

(On reverse side of paper)

Ann Putman

( Essex Institute MSS. Collection )