They said she hurt them and brought them the book
& then they fell into fits. When Mary’s hands
are clincht together they point, cry out—Look!
Mercy Lewis’ hands are clinch. When Mary stands
with her head bowed—put up her head, for while
her head is bowed the necks of these are broken.
She petitions twice. First, for a fair trial—
Judge, please be of councell to us. Again,
already condemned, she begs—your honor
please examine theis Aflicted Persons
strictly and keepe them apart. This wife, mother,
sister, her appointed time sett, certain
pleads not for her own life but that instead
no more Innocentt blood may be shed.