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SWP No. 98.4

(Indictment v. Mary Parker for Afflicting Martha Sprague)

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[+ September 16, 1692 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts. Bay in New England ss/ ] Anno R R's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &.c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692.

The Jurors for o'r Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen doe present that Mary Parker of Andivor In the County of Essex Widdow the first day of Septemb'r In the year aforesaid and divers other dayes and Times as well before as after Certaine detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly Mallistiously and felloniously hath used Practised and Exercised at and in the Towne of Salem in the County of Essex -- aforesaid in upon and against one Martha Sprague of Boxford in #[aforesaid] the County of Essex aforesaid Single Woman By which said wicked Acts the Said Martha Sprague the day & year aforesaid and divers other dayes and times both before and after was and is Tortured aflicted Consumed Pined wasted and Tormented and also for Sundry other acts of Witchcraft by the said Mary Parker Comitted and done before and since that Time against the peace of o'r Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne & dignity and the forme of the Stattute, in that Case made and Provided.

(Reverse) Indictm't ags't Mary Parker for bewitching Martha Sprague Ignoramus

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 No. 64 )