When the prisoner was first examined for commitment, the afflicted were struck down in a fit.--Cotton Mather. Besides all this, a jury of women was empanelled to search her, who found a preternatural spot (the devil's mark) on her body.--Ib. Mary Fisher, a young girl, was seized upon by Deputy Governor Bellingham, in the absence of Governor Endicott, and shamefully stripped for the purpose of ascertaining whether she was a witch with the devil's mark upon her.--Whittier's Supernaturalism of New England. [P. 18.]
Albany Gallery of the Fine Arts, Incorporated 1846. Catalog of the Fifth Exhibition. 1850. Albany: Printed by Charles Van Benthuysen. 1850.
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