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SWP No. 108.1

(Complaint of Thomas putnam & John putnam v. Sarah Proctor , Sarah Bassett , & Susannah Roots )

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[May 21, 1692]

Salem May the 21'th 1691

Thomas putnam and John putnam, of Salem Village yeomen made Complaint (before us) on behalfe of theire Majest's against [] Basset the wife of [Basset] of Lyn husbandman and [Roote] of Beverly widow, and Sarah procter of Salem farmes daugter of John procter of sayd place for Sundry acts of Witchcraft by them donne and Committed on the Bodys of Mary Walcot Abigail Williams Marcy Lewis ann putnam & others Lately whereby great hurt & Injury hath benne donne them therefore Craves Justice

*Thomas putnam

*John Putnam Jun.

This Compl't was Exhibted Salem 21'th May 1692

*John Hathorne

before us

*Jonathan. Corwin

Per ord'r of the Govern'r & Councill

(At bottom of sheet-inverted) Rebecka Waltham wife of Jno Waltham Bethya Lovett the wife of Jno Lovett Sen'r

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 No. 300.)