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SWP No. 25.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Richard Carrier and Andrew Carrier and Officer's Return)

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[July 21, 1692]

To the Sherriffe of the County of Essex or Deputy or Constable
of Andover You are in their Majesties names hereby required to
Apprehend and forthwith bring before us Richard Carrier and
Andrew Carrier Son of Thomas Carier of Andivor Husband-
man who Stands charged on behalfe of their Majesties with have-
ing Comitted Sundry acts of wichcraft on the body of Mary
Warren of Salem &c & that in order to his Examination relating
to the abovesaid premisses and hereof Faile not & you are like-
wise to inquire after & make Serch for any paper or popetts.
that may relate to witchcraft.

*Bartho' Gedney
*John Hathorn
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson
Jus's Peace

Dated in Salem 21 July 1692
in obedience to this warrant I have
sessed the body of richard carier and
andrew carier and have brought them
to the house of Mr Thomas [Beadle]:
By me *John Ballard
Constable in Andover
( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 208, Dept. of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Boston Public Library )