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SWP No. 107.16

(Deposition of Thomas Putnam & John Putnam, Jr. v. John Proctor )

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[+ April 11, 1692]

The Deposistion of Thomas putnam agged 40 years and Jno. putnam aged 36 years who testifieth and saith that we haveing ben conversant with divrs of the afflected parsons as mary walcott mercy lewes Abigail williams and Ann putnam and Elizabeth Hubbert, and have seen them most greviously tormented and often complaining of John proctor, for hurting them also on the II'th of April 1692 being the day of John proctors examination the affore named parsons ware much afflected dureing the time of his examination: also severall times sence we have seen the affore said parsons most dreadfully afflected and complaining of John proctor for hurting them and we veryly beleve that John proctor the prisoner att the barr has many times afflected and tormented the affore said parsons by acts of witchcraft

*Thomas putnam. *Jon Putnam.
Jurat in Curia.
(Reverse) Thomas Putman Jon Putman John Proctor
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 No. 48. )