Deposition of John Bly Sr. & Rebecca Bly v. Bridget Bishop
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Source Citation Essex County Court Archives, vol. 1, no. 150, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, on deposit James Duncan Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011)
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 281: Deposition of John Bly Sr. & Rebecca Bly v. Bridget Bishop
  • June 2, 1692: Testimony Sworn at Trial
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See pp. 98-99 of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 1, p. 103: John Bly, Sr., and Rebecca Bly v. Bridget Bishop
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960)
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) Vol. 1, p. 166: John Blye Sr & Rebeccah Blye v. Bridget Bishop
Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World (1692) II. Bridget Bishop: VII. John Bly and his Wife (p. 67)


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