A Guide to the Primary Sources of the Salem Witch Trials
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Source Citation Essex County Court Archives, vol. 1, no. 294, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, on deposit James Duncan Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 654: Petition of Mary Esty
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    indicates that there is no original date present in the record itself, and there is a lack of sufficient circumstantial evidence, so the date given is the best approximation
    [?] after the date indicates that a date cannot be established with any level of confidence, and a speculative date or month has been assigned

    See pp. 98-99 of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt for more information about how dates were assigned.
  • Sept. 15, 1692
  • : Petition
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 1, pp. 303-304: Petition of Mary Easty
Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive (University of Virginia, 2019) No. 45.23: Petition of Mary Esty
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) Vol. 2, pp. 44-46: Petition of Mary Easty
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011) N/A
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960) N/A

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