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sorcery. The Priest of Wakefield, says George Fox (one trusts he does not allude to our old friend the Vicar), raised many wicked slanders upon me, as that I carried bottles with me and made people drink, and that made them follow me; that I rode upon a great black horse, and was seen in one county upon my black horse in one hour, and in the same hour in another county fourscore miles off. In his account of the mob which beset him at Walney Island, he says: When I came to myself I saw James Lancaster's wife throwing stones at my face, and her husband lying over me to keep off the blows and stones; for the people had persuaded her that I had bewitched her husband. Cotton Mather attributes the plague of witchcraft in New England in about an equal degree to the Quakers and Indians. The first of the sect who visited Boston, Ann Austin and Mary Fisher, —the latter a young girl,—were seized upon by DeputyGover-nor Bellingham, in the absence of Governor Endicott, and shamefully strippe