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(Case of Job Tookey )

January 5th

Jury of Tryall

Edward flint fo[rbar ]m

Nathan'l Howard

Eliazer Gyles

John Hale

John Kent

Joseph Litle

Benayah Tidcomb

Samuel Morgan

Edmund Gale

William Stephens

John Lampson

Seth Storey

Job Tookey of Beverley in the County of Essex Waterman was Indicted by the Jurors for our Soveraign Lord and Lady the King and Queen upon their Oaths For that the said Job Tookey The seventh day of June In the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred Ninety and two and divers other dayes and times as well before as after Certaine detestable Arts Called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly mallitiously and feloniously hath used practised and Exercised at and in the Towne of Salem In the County of Essex aforesaid In upon and against one Mary Warren of Salem aforesaid Single woman by w'ch said wicked Acts the said Mary Warren the day and year aforesaid and divers other dayes and times both before and after was and is Tortured Afflicted Wasted Consumed pined & Tormented And all[so] for Sundry other Acts of witchcrafts by the said Job Tookey Committed and don before and since that time against the peace of our Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen their Crowne & Dignity and the forme of the Statute in that Case made and provided.

Upon w'ch Indictment the said Job Tookey was Arraigned and upon his Arraignement pleaded not Guilty to the Indictment and put himselfe upon Tryall by God and the Country. A Jury was called being the first Jury Edward flint foreman and were accordingly Swore to pass upon him (the prisoner makeing no Challeng) The Indictment being read as allso the Evidences and Examination the prisoner made his Defence the Jury returne their Verdict. The Jury Say that Job Tookey is not Guilty of the felony by witchcraft of which he stood Indicted.

The Court Ordered Job Tookey to be discharged paying his fees.