Record Number 630 - Deposition of Joseph Ballard v. Samuel Wardwell
The testimony of Joseph Ballard of andover eaged about 41 yeares saith that my brother John ballard told me that Samuel Wardel told him that I had reported that he had bewiched my wife these wordes weare spoken before I had any knolidg of my wife being afflicted by witchcraft after I meting with said Samuel Wardel prisnor at the bar I told him that I douteed that he was gilty of hurting my wife for I had no sutch thoughts nor had spoken any sutch wordes of him or any other parson and thearefore I #)was) doe not know but you are gilty & further that Sam'll Wardwell Owned to this deponent that he had Spoke it to my Brother.
Jurat in Curia. (Reverse) Joseph Ballard. Depo' ags't Sam'l Wardwell --