SWP No. 079: George Jacobs, Jr.
(Complaint v. George Jacobs, Jr., Daniel Andrew , Rebecca Jacobs, Sarah Buckley , Mary Witheridge , Elizabeth Hart , Thomas Farrer , Elizabeth Colson , and Bethia Carter, Jr. )
[May the 14. 1692]
Salem. May 14, 1692.
Lt Nathaniell Ingersall and Serjt Thomas putnam , yeomen both of Salem Village personally appeared before us and made Complaint in behalfe of theire Majests against Daniell Andrew of Salem Village Bricklayer. George Jacobs jun'r of Salem Village husbandman, and [Rebecca] Jacobs the wife of Said George Jacobs , [Sarah] Buckley the wife of W'm Buckley of Salem Village Cordwayner. and Mary Withridge of Salem Village daugter of Said Buckley [Elizabeth] Hart the wife of Isaac Hart of Lyn husbandman Thomas farrer sen'r of Lyn.hubandman. Elizabeth Colson of Reding single Woman, And Bethya Carter of Ouburne daugter of Widdow Carter of s'd Towne. for high Suspition of Sundry acts of Witchcraft by them Committed or donne lately on the body of Ann puttnam Marcy Lewis Mary Walcot And Abigail Williams & others of Salem Village, whereby much hurt is donne to their bodyes, therefore Craves Justice.
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 no. 221)
(Warrant for apprehension of Daniel Andrew and George Jacobs, Jr. )
[May 17 1692]
To the Marshall Generall or Lawfull dept of Constables in Boston or eles where.
You are in theire Majests names hereby required to apprehend forthwith; or as soon as may be, Daniell Andrew And George Jacobs both of Salem Village, who Stand charged with high Suspition of Sundry acts of Witchcraft by them donne or Committed on the bodys of Mary Walot Abigail Williams Mary Lewis and Others of Salem Village Lately: where by great hurt & dammage hath been donn them. Contrary to the Laws of theire Majests who being found you are to convey unto Salem & Deliver them unto Authority in order to theire Examination Relating to the Premises and hereof are not to faile Dated Salem May. 17th 1692 *John Hathorne ] By order of the Governour *Jonathan. Corwin ] By order of the Governour ( MS Ch A, vol. 2, p. 67, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA. Boston,)