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The Salem witchcraft papers, Volume 2 : verbatim transcipts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 / edited and with an introduction and index by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum / revised, corrected, and augmented by Benjamin C. Ray and Tara S. Wood

Case Files

SWP No. 62

Dorcas Good

(See also: Martha Corey -- Mittimus.)

SWP No. BoySal2-2.15

(Warrant v. Dorcas Good )

To The Marshall of Essex or his Dep't.

You are in theire Majests names hereby required to bring before us Dorcas Good the Daugter of W'm Good of Salem Village tomorrow morneing upon suspition of acts of Witchcraft by her committed according to Complaints made against her by Edw'd Putnam & Jonat putnam of Salem Village.and hereof faile not

Dated Salem. March 23d 1681/2

P us

*John Hathorne ] Assists.

*Jonathan. Corwin ] Assists.

March 23d. 1791/2. I doe apoint mr Sam'll Bradbrook to bee my lawffull Deputy, to serve this summons and to make A true Returne

p'r *George Herrick Marshall of Essex.

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 18 )


SWP No. BoySal2-2.16

(Officer's Return)

(Reverse)

March 24. 1691/2 I have taken the body of Dorcas Good and brought her to the house of leut Nath: Ingersol and is in Costody #[/there]

*Sammuall brabrook

Marshall's Deputy.

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 18 )


SWP No. BoySal2-2.17

(Mercy Lewis v. Dorcas Good )

The Deposistion of Mercy lewes aged about 19 years who testifieth and saith that on the 3d April 1692 the Apperishtion of Dorrithy good Sarah goods daughter came to me and did afflect me urging me to writ in hir book.

(Reverse) Mercy Lewis against Dorothy. Good .

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 17 )


SWP No. BoySal2-2.18

(Mary Walcott v. Dorcas Good )

The deposition of mary walcott agged about 17 years who testifieth that about the 21: march 1691/92 I saw the Apperishtion of Dorothy good . sarah goods daughter com to me and bit me and pinch me and so she contineued afflecting me by times tell 24 march being the day of hir examination and then she did torment and afflect me most greviously dureing the time of hir examination and also severall times sence the Apperishtion of Dorothy good has afflected me by biting pinching and almost choaking me urging me to writ in hir book.

(Reverse) Mary Walcott agst Dorothy. Good -- Dorothy good

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 17 )


SWP No. BoySal2-2.19

(Ann Putnam, Jr. v. Dorcas Good )

The Deposistion of Ann putnam who testifieth and saith that on the 3th March 1691/92 I saw the Apperishtion of Dorythy good Sarah good's daughter who did immediatly almost choak me and tortored me most greviously: and so she hath severall times sence tortored me by biting and pinching and almost choaking me tempting me also to writ in hir book and also on the day of hir examination being the 24 March 1691/92 the Apperishtion of Dorithy good ly totor me dureing the time of hir Examination and severall times sence.

(Reverse) Ann puttnam ag't Dorothy Good

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 17 )


SWP No. BoySal2-2.20

(Recognizance for Dorcas Good )

Memorandum

That on the Tenth day of December 1692 Samuel Ray of Salem. appeared before me Underwritten One of the Councill for their Maj:tis Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England and acknowledged himselfe Indebted unto Our Soveraign Lord & Lady the king & Queen the Sume of fifty pounds Currant Money of New: England on the Condi[cbar ][obar ][nbar ] hereafter Named --

Vid't: That #[] Good Daughter of #[] Good of Salem Labourer being Imprisoned on Suspi[cbar ][obar ][nbar ] of her being Guilty of the Crime of Witchcraft & being Now Let to Bail. that if the Said #[] Good Shall appear at the Next assize & Gener'll Goal Delivery to be holden at Salem & abide the Courts Judgment then the above Recognisance to be void Else to remain in force & vertue

(Reverse) Recog'ce not copied

( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 87 )