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the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692


Giles Corey
Deliverance Dane
Mary Bradbury
Mary De Rich
Ann Dolliver
Lydia Dustin
Sarah Dustin
Rebecca Eames
Mary Easty
Esther Elwell
Martha Emerson
Joseph Emons
Phillip English
Thomas Farrer
Edward Farrington
Abigail Faulkner, Sr.
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Mary Bridges, Sr.
Mary Bridges, Jr.
Sarah Bridges
Hannah Bromage
Sarah Buckley
George Burroughs
Martha Carrier
Richard Carrier
Sarah Carrier
Bethia Carter, Sr.
Elizabeth Cary
Sarah Churchill
Mary Clarke
Rachel Clenton
Sarah Cloyce
Sarah Cole (of Lynn)
Sarah Cole (of Salem)
Elizabeth Colson
Mary Black
Sarah Bassett
Mary Barker
John Alden
Bridget Bishop
Sarah Bibber
Martha Corey
Mary Black

( See also: Sarah Wilds -- Warrant; William Hobbs -- Mittimus;
George Jacobs, Sr. -- Mittimus .)

(Examination of Mary Black)
The examination of Mary Black (a Negroe) at a Court held at Salem
Village 22. 1692 By the Magistrates of Salem

Mary, you are accused of sundry acts of witchcraft: Tell me be
you a Witch?

-- Silent.

How long have you been a witch?

I cannot tell.

But have you been a witch?

I cannot tell you.

Why do you hurt these folks

I hurt no body

Benja' Who doth?


I do not know.

Her Master saith a man sat down upon the farm with her about a
twelve month agoe.

What did the man say to you?

He said nothing.

Doth this Negroe hurt you?

Severall of them said yes.

Why do you hurt them?

I did not hurt them.

Do you prick sticks?

No I pin my Neck cloth

Well take out a pin, & pin it again.

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She did so, & severall of the afflicted cryed out they were prick't.
Mary Walcott was prick't in the arm till the blood came, Abigail
Williams was prick't in the stomach & Mercy Lewis was prick't in
the foot.

mr Samuell parris being desired to take in wrighting the Examination
of Mary Black a Negro Woman delivered itt as aforesaid And upon
heareing the same and seeing what wee did then see togather with the
Charge of the afflicted persons then present Wee Committed s'd
Mary black.

P us *John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin }


The Examination of
(9) Mary Black
22. Apr. 1692

Cleerd by proclamacon
Jan'ry. 11. 1692

Mr Nathaniell Putnam
of Salem Village
his negro

( Mass. Archives, Vol. 135 No. 20 )