Malice defeated, or, A brief relation of the accusation and deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier wherein her proceedings both before and during her confinement are particularly related and the Mystery of the meal-tub fully discovered : together with an abstract of her arraignment and tryal, written by her self, for the satisfaction of all lovers of undisguised truth.
Cellier, Elizabeth, fl. 1680.

The 14th of July (79)

I Ann Moseley do testifie, that I have heard William Stroud often say, that he could hang Bedlow if he would, and that he was maintained by my Lord Shaftsbury, to come and Evidence against the Lords in the Tower: That Johnson my Lord Shaftsburys Man, threatned him from my Lord Shaftsbury, that his Pardon should be obstructed, if he did not joyn evidence with Bedlow against the Lords, although he said, if he were subpoena'd in, as infallibly he should, he would then declare my Lord Shaftsburys proceed∣ings with him.

Other times I have heard him swear, that being so importuned from my Lord Shaftsbury, by his man Johnson, he was now resolved to stick at nothing, nay for an hundred Pound, he would sacrifice his own Father and Mother. As for Mr. Anderson, I do believe that what he alledges against him, as offer∣ing him five hundred Guinneys, is false, for to my knowledge, he always shunned him as a Devil, knowing him from his first Imprisonment to be a great Rogue; but Mr. Anderson being an abstimious melancholy man, drank nothing but small Beer, which Strode after a Debauch always Coveted, threatning, that he would hang him if he denied him; this I have often heard Strode swear: I have often seen Johnson, and been in his Company with Strode, as also seen monys which Johnson and Bedlow gave him, to all this I am ready to swear, which I gave Mr. Bedlow notice Page  12 of six or seven Months since by letter, though perhaps he never receiv'd it by being out of Town, the Coppy of the Letter which I have by me will Evidence this that I affirm to be true.

Ann Moseley.