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SWP No. 13.3

(Indictment No. 1 v. Bridget Bishop, for Afflicting Mercy Lewis)

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[+ June 2, 1692]

Anno Regni Regis et Reginae W[ ]
Mariae nunc Angliae &'c Quarto:

Essex ss

The Juro'r for our Sovereigne Lord & lady the King & Queen
p'rsents that Bridgett Bishop als Olliver the wife of Edward Bishop
of Salem in the County of Essex Sawyer the Nyneteenth Day of
April in the fourth Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and
Lady William and Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland
France & Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the faith &'c and
Divers other Dayes & times a well before as after. certaine Detestable
Arts #[of] called Witchcrafts & Sorceries. wickedly, and felloniously #[ag't]. hath
used Practised & Exercised, at and within the Towneship of Salem #[ab]
in the County of Essex afores'd in #[and] upon, and ag't one, Mercy Lewis
of Salem Village in the County afores'd singlewoman by which said
wicked Arts the said Mercy Lewis -- the s'd Nyneteenth Day of April
in the fourth Year aboves'd and divers other Dayes and times as well
before as after, was & is hurt Tortured Afflicted. #[tormented] Pined, Consumed,
wasted: & tormented, ag't the Peace of our said Sovereigne Lord
And Lady the King & Queen and ag't the forme of the Statute in
that Case made & provided/

wittnesses
Mercy. Lewis
Nathan'll Ingersoll
M'r Sam'll paris
Thomas puttnam Jun'r
Mary Walcott.
Ann puttnam Jun'r
Elizabeth Hubbard
Abigail Williams.

(Reverse) No (1) Bills ag't Bishop
Olliver
Billa vera
*John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest
of the Grand Jurie
(Reverse)
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft. vol. 1, no. 121.)