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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 62A man who appears to Rebecca Jones on the road between Great Clacton and St.Osyth as she is en route to sell her master's butter. Jones describes him as eerily frightening, "being in a ragged sute, and having such great eyes, that this Examinant was much afraid of him." This man, who seems to be another form of a devil (Anonymous 61), or the Devil himself. He also told her to nurse them on blood and milk and, although her promised that they would do her no harm, he instructed Jones to use them to seel vengeance "on her enemies, and bid her murther some, but not too many, and he would forgive her; and then went away." The Examination of Rebecca Jones of St Osyth, taken before the said Justices the 9th of May. 1645. [...] And this Examinant saith, that about a quarter of a yeare after, as shee was going to St. Osyth, (where this Examinant doth now dwell) to sell her said Masters butter, a man met with her, being in a ragged sute, and having such great eyes, that this Examinant was much afraid of him; who came to this Examinant, and gave her three things like to Moules, having foure feete apiece, but without tayles, and of a blacke colour, and bid this Examinant nurse the said three things, untill he did desire them againe; And this Examinant asked the said man, what she should give them to eate, and he told this Examinant milke, and that they would not hurt her, and wished her not to be afraid of them: And the said man told this Examinant, that those three things which he gave her, would avenge her on her enemies, and bid her murther some, but not too many, and he would forgive her; and then went away from this Examinant

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H., F.. A True and Exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex. . London: 1645, 36-37