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SWP No. 11.1

(Indictment v. Sarah Bassett )

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[3'd January 3, 1693 ]

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Essex ss Ano RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Anoq'e Dom 1692

The Juro'rs for o'r Sov'r lord & lady the King & Queen p'rsent
That Sarah Bassett wife of William Basett of lyn in the County
of Essex aforesaid upon or about the 23'd day of May last Anno: 1692 aforsaid
And Divers other days & Times as well before #[and] as after Certaine
detestable Arts Called Witchcraft & Sorceries wickedly mallitiously
& felloniously hath used practised & Exercised at & in the Towne
of Salem in the County of Essex aforesaid upon & Against One
Mary Walcott of Salem Single Woman By which Wicked Arts The
Said Mary Walcott is Tortured aflicted Tormented Consumed wasted
& pined the day & yeare aforesaid & divers other days & times as
well before as after Contrary to the peace of o'r Sov'r lord & lady the King
& Queen their Crowne & dignity & the Laws in that Case made
& provided

Wittness
An Putnam
Marcy lewis

(Reverse) Sarah Bassett
Ignoramus
*Robert: Payne foreman
Salem Court 3'd Janu'a 1692/3
( Suffolk Court Files, vol. 32, docket 2701, p. 24, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, Massachusetts State Archives. Boston. )