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SWP No. 105

Benjamin Proctor

SWP No. 105.1

(Complaint v. Benjamin Proctor , Mary De Rich , and Sarah Pease )

Lt Nathaniell Ingersall and Thomas Rayment both of Salem Village yeoman Complained on behalfe of theire Majest's, against Benjamin procter the son of John Procte r of Salem Farmes, and Mary Derich the wife of Michall Derich and daughter of William Basset of Lyn and [] pease the wife of Robert pease of Salem weaver for Sundry acts of Witchcraft by them Committed on the bodys of mary Warren Abigaile Williams and Eliz Hubbard &c of Salem Village, whereby great hurt is donne them therefore Craves Justice.

Salem May 23'd 1692.
p *Nathannil Ingersoll the mark of Thomas c Rayment
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1, Page 134 )

SWP No. 105.2

(Warrant for apprehension of Benjamin Proctor , Mary De Rich , and Sarah Pease )

To the Marshall of Essex or dept or Constables in Salem.

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to apprehend and forthwith bring before us Benjamin procter the son of John Procter of Salem farmes and Mary Derich the wife of mic'l Derich of Salem farmes husbandman, and Sarah pease the wife of Robert Pease of Salem Weaver who all stand charged of haveing Committed Sundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Warren Abigail Williams and Eliz. Hubbert of Salem Village whereby great hurt is donne them In order to theire examination Relating the abovesaid premises and hereof you are not to faile Dated Salem May the 23'd. 1692

* John Hathorne ,

*Jonathan. Corwin .

p order of the Gov'r & Councill

I doe apoint mr John Puttnam to bee my lawffull Deputy to serve this warrant

pr *Geo Herrick Marshall of Essex

(Reverse) I have sesed the body of Benjemin prokter and have brought him to the place within expresed.

by me *John Putnam marshell Debety.

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 134 )