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FROM The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692 (Compiled 1938).1. Sarah Abbott v. Martha Carrier

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Annotation 3.1

The Trial of Martha Carrier (with Jake)

1. Sarah Abbott v. Martha Carrier

The deposition of Sarah Abbott aged about 32 years testifieth that since my husband had a parcell of land granted by the Towne, lying near the land of Thomas Carrier, (Which as I have heard) his wife Martha Carrier was greatly troubled at & gave out Threatening words that my husband Benjamin Abbott has not been only afflicted in his body, as he testifies, but also that strange & unusuall things has happened to his Cattle, for some have died suddenly & strangely, which we could not tell any naturall reason for, & one Cowe Cleaned a fourthnight before she Calved, but the Cowe died afterwards strangely though she calved well soe far as we Could prceive, & some of the Cattle would Come out of the woods with their tounges hanging out of their mouths in a strange & affrighting manner, & many such things, which we can give no account of the reason of, unless it should be the effects, of Martha Carriers threatnings.

Reference : America: A Narrative History, 6th Edition, Chapter 3; Inventing America, Chapter 3; Give Me Liberty, Chapter 3

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