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Autograph petition : Salem prison, to Sir William Phipps [i.e. Phips], Governor of Massachusetts, 1692 Dec. 5.

Author: Rebecka Eames; William Phips, Sir
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Begging pardon of the death sentence imposed upon her for the crime of witchcraft and repudiating her confession, "which ye Lord above knowes was altogether false and untrue I being hurried out of my senses by ye afflicted persons Abigall Hobs and Mary Lacye who both of them cryed out against me charging me with witchcraft ... spitting in my face saying they knew me to be an old witch ..."
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecka Eames; William Phips, Sir
OCLC Number: 270745152
Notes: Eames was sentenced to death by hanging for the crime of witchcraft and had been in prison for four months when she sent this petition to the governor.
The document is headed "The humble Petition of Rebecka Eames unto his Excellency Sir Wm. Phipps knight & Governor of their Majestyes Dominions in America humbly sheweth ..." and is signed "Your poor and humble petitioner Rebecka Eames."
This item was purchased with MA 1183 from the Williams Book Store, Boston, ca. 1943.
Description: 1 item (1 p., with address on verso) ; 30.8 x 19.5 cm.

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Begging pardon of the death sentence imposed upon her for the crime of witchcraft and repudiating her confession, "which ye Lord above knowes was altogether false and untrue I being hurried out of my senses by ye afflicted persons Abigall Hobs and Mary Lacye who both of them cryed out against me charging me with witchcraft ... spitting in my face saying they knew me to be an old witch ..."

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