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Guide to the Susanna Ramer Affidavit, 1713 March 16 - 1713 April 10

Summary

Samuel Sewall was a judge, businessman, and printer in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Collection comprises an affidavit sworn by Susanna Ramer before Samuel Sewall, testifying "that going up into her Garret this Monday Morning to call her Negro Alexander, she found Anne Staples Servant Maid of Samuel Eaton, in Bed with the said Alexander, which was a great surprise to her, not knowing that such an one was at all in the house. Sworn March, 16 1713 in presence of Anne Staples...." With attestation in a different hand, reading "April 10 1713 Sworn in Court at Boston Att. Davenport."

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11322
Title
Susanna Ramer affidavit
Date
1713 March 16 - 1713 April 10
Creator
Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises an affidavit sworn by Susanna Ramer before Samuel Sewall, testifying "that going up into her Garret this Monday Morning to call her Negro Alexander, she found Anne Staples Servant Maid of Samuel Eaton, in Bed with the said Alexander, which was a great surprise to her, not knowing that such an one was at all in the house. Sworn March, 16 1713 in presence of Anne Staples...." With attestation in a different hand, reading "April 10 1713 Sworn in Court at Boston Att. Davenport."

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How to Cite

Susanna Ramer Affidavit, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Affidavit
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Samuel Sewall was a judge, businessman, and printer in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.


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Provenance

The Susanna Ramer Affidavit was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, October 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0269