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SWP No. 10.3

(Indictment v. William Barker, Jr. for Afflicting Martha Sprague)

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[+ January 13, 1693

Province of the Massathutetts Bay in New England Essex Anno RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae. Angliae &'c Quarto Annoq'e Dom: 1692

The Juro'r for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen
Presents
That William Barker Junio'r of Andivo'r in the County of Essex
aforesaid - - -
Sometime in the moneth of August last in the Yeare 1692 aforesaid - - - And
Divers other Dayes & times as well before as after Certaine Detestable
Arts called Witchcrafts & Sorceries: Wickedly Mallishiously & fello-
niously hath used Practised & Exercised at &: in the Towne of
Salem -- in the County of Essex aforesaid upon and against one
Martha Sprague Allias Martha Tyler -- by which Wicked Artes the
Said Martha Sprague Alli Tyler the Day and Year aforesaid and
Divers -- other Dayes & times as well before as after was & is Tour-
tered Afflicted Tormented Pined & wasted against the Peace of our
Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen their Crowne & Dignity
and the Lawes in that Case made & Provided./

(Reverse)

William Barker Junio'r for bewitching Martha Sprague
Billa vera
*Robert: Payne foreman:
ponet Se
Not Guilty

( Suffolk Court Records, Vol. 32, Case No. 2761, Page 103.Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston. )