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Anonymous 472A man from London, who serves as a "wicked inquisitor" in Essex and Suffolk. He is allegedly responsible for "cutting off of fourteen innocent people at Chelm ford Assizes, and about an hundred at Berry Assizes," including a minister (Anonymous 473) from Framingham.(101 - 102)They that are used to the Art of swimming in the water, might easily discover these to be but Delusions and Juglings, if they were not too credulous; and yet with these hath poor England been bewitched and de|ceived, as also with the former, of keeping the accused from sleep till they confess; and these delusions have been impi|ously acted here in England, of late in Essex, and Suffolk, by a wicked Inquisitor pretending authority for it, to the cutting off of fourteen innocent people at Chelm ford Assizes, and about an hundred at Berry Assizes, whereof one was a Mi|nister neer Fremingham, of about fourscore years age, wherein this Inquisitor hath laid such a president for the Popes Inqui|sition (if times of Popish Tyranny should again come in, from which God in his mercy defend us) as would not easi|ly be removed, when although we have no Laws in England to try people upon Life and Death by any Inquisition, or Inquisitor, in that manner; yet it may then bee said, was it Law then, when the Law was in your hands, and is it not Law now? but if such times of tyrannous Inquisition come, do they that have had a hand in this president think they shall escape it, or their Posterity? There is already a president for killing of Ministers for Witches. ()