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Mrs. BraggeA woman from Mistley, Suffolk, who offends Anne Leech by suspecting her to be "a naughty woman." This causes Anne Leech to send her imps to kill Mr. Bragge, her husband's horses. (7-8)THis Examinant saith; That she had a gray Jmpe sent to her, and that this Examinant, together with the said Elizabeth Clarke, and Elizabeth, the wife of Edward Gooding, did about a yeer since, send their Jmpes to kill a black Cowe and a white Cowe of Mr. Edwards which was done accordingly: And this Examinant saith, that she sent her gray Jmpe, Elizabeth Clarke a black Jmpe, and Elizabeth Gooding a white Jmpe: And this Examinant saith. that about thirty yeeres since, she sent a gray Jmp to kill two Horses of one Mr. Bragge of Misley, which were killed accordingly; and that the occasion of her Malice was, because Mistrisse Bragge had told this Examinant, that she suspected her to be a naughty woman; this Examinant confessed, that she and the said Elizabeth Gooding, sent either of them an Jmpe to destroy the child of the said Mr. Edwards; this Examinants Jmpe being then a white one, and Elizabeth Goodings a black Jmpe; and that about thirty yeeres since, this Examinant had the said white Jmpe, and two others, a gray, and a black Jmpe, of one Anne, the wife of Robert Pearce of Stoak in Suffolk, being her brother; and that these Jmpes went commingly from one two another, and did mischiefe where ever they went; and that when this Examinant did not send and imploy them abroad to do mischiefe, she had not her health, but when they were imployed she was healthfull and well, and that these Jmpes did usually suck those teats which were found about the private parts of her body; and that the said Jmpes did often speak to this Examinant, and told her, she should never feele hell torments, and that they spake to her in an hollow voyee, which she plainly understood: And this Examinant also confesseth, she sent her gray Jmpe to Elizabeth the daughter of Robert Kirk of Manytree, about three yeares since, to destroy her; and upon the sending of the said Jmpe, the said Elizabeth lanhished by the space of one whole year, untill she dyed, and that the occasion of offence this Examinant took against her the said Elizabeth was, for that she had asked a Coife of the said Elixabeth, which she refused to give to this Examinant. And further, this Examinant saith, that long since, but the exact time she cannot remember, she sent her gray Jmpe to kill the daughter of the widow Rawlyns of Misley aforesaid; and the reason was; because this Examinant was put out of her Farm, and the said widow Rawlyns put in, where she dwelleth at this present. And moreover, this Examinant confesseth, that she was acquainted with the sending of an Jmpe by the aforesaid Elizabeth Gooding, to vex and torment Mary the wife of John Tayler of Mannyntree aforesaid about three yeers since; and this Examinant being asked why she discover it to the said Mary, she said, the Devill would not suffer her, and that the cause of the said Elizabeth Goodings malice against the said Mary was, because the said Mary refused to give the said Elizabeth some Beeregood. And lastly, this Examinant saith, that about eight weeks since this Examinant, the said Elizabeth Gooding, and one Anne West of Lawford widow, met together at the house of the said Elizabeth Clarke, where there was a Booke read, wherein she thinkes there was no goodnesse.()