|Edward Massie||A man from Tiverton in Devon, who receives "a true information" in written form from Justice Cullum and Mr. Gainwell the Minister, relating the story of Joseph Buxford, who allegedly apprenticed himself to the Devil with his father's consent for eight days, during which time he viewed many torments in Hell. Following, Major General Edward Massie sends his own letter relating the information to Mr. Davenports Chesire, a gentleman in London, wherein he included "a Box of Reliques with a great Crucifix found in Tiverton Church in the wall which the Cavaliers had there built for the strengthning of the proch," as further evidence.(5-6)||A true information was sent by Justice Cullum and Mr. Gainwell the Minister, unto Major Generall Massie at Tiverton, of all these procedent circumstances related unto them by the old man and his sonne, which for the noveltie thereof was much admired by all that ever heard it.
The Coppie of a Letter from Maior Generall Massie, to Mr. Davenports Cheshire Gentleman now resident in LONDON.
I lately received your Letter wherein you give me notice that my busines is much retracted, and hath not obtained that happie issue which I expected it should have done. We have no news at present, but such as I suppose is already come to your earse, onely this wonder here inclosed the true Relation whereof I received from Mr. Cullum of Cannons Lee, a Gentleman of approved integritie and astimation in this County: I have sent you by this bearer a Box of Reliques with a great Crucifix found in Tiverton Church in the wall which the Cavaliers had there built for the strenghtning of the proch, which way serve as a sufficient argument to convince your wives good opinon, which she formerly conceived of those Champions of Antichirst the Cavaliers, you shall doe me a favour, if you please, to hasten Mr. East about the finishing of my Watch, and send me halfe a pound of the best sealing wax, I remaine
From Tiverton, Your faithfull Friend
Nob. 18. 1645. Edward Massie.