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Page 19. From all these Confiderations, I was fully convinced, that at the fame Time that the external Appearance of these Animals was exactly like fuch Creatures, as must inevitably undergo the Changes that happen to adult Animals by Food and Air, they carried with them the ftrongeft Marks of Fætus's, even by fuch Parts as cannot exist in an Adult, and without which a Foetus cannot poffibly be fuppofed to live. This I think proves, in the strongest Terms poffible, that these Animals were of a particular Kind, and not bred in a natural Way. Nor will there be any Doubt remaining, (even with the least knowing in these Matters) when those Parts which are fubfervient to the Circulation of the Blood and Nourishment, between an adult Creature, and its Fœtus, are brought away; which I am fully fatisfied must shortly happen, or if retained, be the Cause of this Woman's Death.

Page 21. All these Facts were verified before his Majefty, on Saturday, Nov. 26, by the anatomical Demonftration of the firft, the third, fifth, and ninth of these Animals; which were compared with the Parts of two natural Rabbets, the one of the Age of four Months, and the other of five Days. Dr. Steigerthal and Dr. Teffier being present.

I fhall with all convenient Speed publish the Anatomy of thefe præternatural Rabbets, with their Figures, taken from the Life, and compared with the Parts of Rabbets of the fame Growth, that the Differences there mentioned may be fully understood.

In the mean while, I fhall relate what appeared in the Dif fection of two Rabbets, which I performed in the Prefence of Mr. Molyneux, the very Day that we returned from Guilford. The one was of four Months Growth, and much of the Size of that which had been taken from the Woman; the other was 15 Days old. Page 22. The Lungs of the larger were, as nearly as I can judge, 20 Times bigger in Capacity than those of the præternatural ones; and the Lungs of the fmaller were at leaft eight Times the Bignefs of the before-mentioned; both these were exceedingly different in Colour and Confistence from those of the præternatural Rabbet.

The Foramen Ovale of the fmaller Rabbet was more than two Thirds open, and that in the larger was fo far clofed as but just to admit a very small Probe.

As to the Stomach and Intestines, the Difference was fo notoriously great from those we had examined, that even in the Sucking Rabbet the Stomach and Cacum were at least three Times larger than those Parts in the præternatural ones.

Page 23. The Account fhe gave of herfelf was, That on the Twenty-third of April laft, as fhe was weeding in a Field, she saw a Rabbet fpring up near her; after which she ran,



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with another Woman that was at Work juft by her. This fet her a longing for Rabbets, being then, as fhe thought five Weeks gone with Child. Page 24. The other Woman perceiving fhe was uneafy, charged her with longing for the Rabbet they could not catch; but she denied it. Soon after another Rabbet fprung up near the fame Place, which fhe endeavoured likewife to catch. The fame Night the dreamed that she was in a Field with those two Rabbets in her Lap, and awaked with a Sick Fit; which lafted till Morning. From that Time, for above three Months, fhe had a conftant and strong Defire to eat Rabbets; but being very poor and indigent could not procure any.

Page 26. The Account Mr. Howard gave, was in every material Circumftance, the fame with the Woman's Relation.

Page 27. Mr. Howard further related, that when she was delivered of one Rabbet, another was immediately felt in her Belly, ftruggling with fuch Violence, that the motion thereof could be fenfibly felt, and feen; that this Motion had fometimes been fo ftrong, as to move the Bed Cloaths, that it has lafted for 20 and above 30 Hours together. This particular Fact was unanimously agreed, and attefted by most of the People ar Guilford, who have had the Curiofity to go to fee her; and was confirmed to Mr. Molyneux and myself, by above 10 different Perfons, who all feemed to be indifferent in this Matter.

Page 31. Mr. Ablers (the King's Surgeon, for his German Houfhold) having been at Guilford, by his Majefty's Order, (as Mr. Howard told us) to inquire into the Truth of this Fact, was fully convinced of it, as he himself declared.

Page 33. John Howard of Guilford, in the County of Surry, maketh Oath, That on Sunday, the 20th Day of this Inftant, Month of November,· Mr. Ablers (Surgeon to his Majesty's German Household) brought away the Loins and inferior Parts of a Rabbet, of about three Months Growth.

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Page 34. That after this Mr. Ablers told this Deponent, and all the Perfons prefent, that he was fully fatisfied and convinced of the Truth, and that he could have no Doubts after fuch Proof That at the fame Time he gave the Woman a Guinea; expreffing great Satisfaction, and promifing that he would procure her a Penfion from his Majefty-Nov. 25, 1726.

Page 36. Mary Toft and her Nurfe make Oath, that Mr. Ablers declared, it was wonderful People would not believe a Fact fo true, as this appeared to him; and Mary Toft faith, that Mr. Ablers examined her Breafts, and found Milk in one of them the fame Day.


Page 37. Elizabeth Helmes of Guilford, in the County of Surry, Widow, maketh Oath, that she asked Mr. Ahlers whether he believed this Account, and that his Anfwer was, that he fully did believe it. To which the replied, then I hope Sir you will convince a great many Unbelievers when you return to London, as fome Gentlemen have already done, to which he faid he fhould; as fhe apprehended.

Page. 38. The like was fworn by Olive Sands, the fame Day.

Page 39. Thomas Howard, of Guilford, in the County of Surry, Surgeon, maketh Oath. Mr. Ahlers fhewed him the Loins and inferior Parts of a Rabbet; which he told him He EXTRACTED HIMSELF OUT OF THE UTERUS.

Page 40. That he told him, HE WAS FULLY CONVINCED AND SATISFIED, THAT IT CAME OUT OF THE UTERUS. That he asked him, if it was poffible it could be forced or thruft into the Uterus, he said No, Nov. 27.

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Mr. Ablers Preface to his Obfervations - I do not deny but that at Guilford I behaved myself all along like one who was perfectly fatisfied in that Matter.


Mr. MOLYNEUX's Atteftation.

HAVE carefully [fays he] read the above Narrative; whether the Animals mentioned therein were præternaturally produced in this Woman [Mary Toft] or that a Fraud is practicable in this Cafe, I do not take upon me to fay; Gentlemen who are fufficient Judges will determine that Matter upon proper Evidence. I can only certify that I did draw up a Relation as is above-mentioned, which, in the most material Circumstances of the Fact, agrees with the Narrative; and I can further affirm, that I did not perceive the leaft Circumstance of Fraud in the Conduct of this Affair, while I was at Guilford, Nov. 29. 1726.



N. B. Neither did Mr. Ablers, the King's Surgeon, nor Sir Richard Manningham, oppose Mr. Howard's, and Mr. St. Andre's Evidence,

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till, the Thing was impudently laughed out of Countenance, not in Surry where the Scene lay, but at London, 30 Miles off, and till those that acted in this Matter, or believed their Accounts, were unjustly made Sport of by the Scepticks of the Town. Nor did the Woman ever confefs a Fraud, till fhe was herself threatened with a painful Operation, and with Imprisonment; which Fraud was impoffible, because, upon Diffection, it was most evident, that many, at least, of those creatures that were taken from her, were not true or natural Rabbets, but of præturnatural Production; which it was impoffible for her to procure, had fhe been never so much disposed for it.

Nor did the




Surgeons or Man-midwives pretend to any Grounds of Sufpicion till they found they were like to fuffer greatly in their own Reputation and Practice, if they had supported that Story any longer; which they were not willing to do, as any one may see in all their Retractations; of which fort of Confeffions, like thofe made upon Torture, I have no Opinion at all. Not does the ridiculous and abufive Pictures fet before Sir Richard Manningham's Diary, in the Copy that I use: Nor a diftinct Pamphlet called The Anatomift Diffected, being, as is faid, written by Lemuel Gulliver, a pretended Surgeon and Anatomift to the King of Lilliput and Blefufcu, and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences in Balnibarbi,

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