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Anonymous 110An evil spirit familiar which is allegedly the Devil, who possesses Richard Dugdale during his final fit on March 24, 1690, and takes his leave of him, "it left him with a strange kind of vomiting, yet nothing visible appearing." After this fit, the evil spirit is gone, and Richard Dugdales no longer suffers from fits.The Lord was Pleased to give some visible Encouragement, as to a good issue of this Affair in some sort: For upon the 24th of March, he had a most terrible Fit, and therein the Evil Spirit took it's leave of him: As it's said by several witnesses, it left him with a strange kind of vomiting, yet nothing visible appearing. After that time he told me, he did not find that manner of working in his Body, as heretofore: So that he hoped he was deliver'd. [...] He hath been altogether freed for many Weeks (no Years)

Appears in:
Jollie, Thomas. A Vindication of the Surey Demoniack as no Imposter. London: 1698, 79