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M. PerkinsA man from London, who an "Author writing upon this subject of Witchcraft, wel known to all." M. Perkins was considered "a chosen instrument of preaching Gods Word in his life," as a minister. His writings appear in the "Treatise of Witchcraft," and apparently these were published some time after his death, when "certain Writings were found in his Study." Thomas Addy, author of _A Candle in the Dark_ (1655) writes that M. Perkins, among a number of other authors in England, has allowed himself to be seduced into believing false information about witches.(162 - 163)THere is yet another Author writing upon this subject of Witchcraft, wel known to all, and that is M. Perkins, who because he was such a chosen instrument of preaching Gods Word in his life, I blush to name him, least some should think I go about to defame him so long after his death, whom I honour in his Grave; but yet to take away all suspi|cions in that kinde, let every one know, that the Volume of Mr. Perkins his Works, in which is contained that Treatise of Witchcraft, was not put in print by himself, but were cer|tain Writings found in his Study after his death, most of which were taught by him in the Pulpit in his Life-time, but, not all, and were put in presse for the benefit of his Wife, who had but small means for her maintenance in her wid|dowhood; which thing being well considered, ()