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SWP No. 17.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Mary Bridges, Sr. ) [July 28, 1692]

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To The Sherriff of the County of Essex or dep'y or Constable in

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to apprehend
& forthwith, or as soone as May be, bring before us, Mary Bridges the
wife of John Bridges of Andover who stands Charged in behalfe of
theire Majest's w'th haveing Committed Sundry acts of Witchcraft
Lately on the Body of Timothy Swan of Andover and others to
theire great hurt, And that in order to her Examination Relating
to the abovesaid Premises and hereof You are not to faile Dated
Salem July the 28'th 1692

*Bartho Gedney
*John: Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson
Just'es Peace

in obedience to this writ I have Seased the Body of Marie Bridges
wife of John Bridges and have brought her to #[the worshifull] answer John hathron] at Sailom
what shall be aledged against her this 28 of July 1692
By mee *John Ballard
constable of andover
( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 349, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA. )