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SWP No. 19.3

(Indictment v. Sarah Bridges, for Afflicting Martha Sprague, Returned Not Guilty

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[+ January 12, 1693 ]

Province of the Mattachusetts bay in New England Essex ss. Anno R R's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Nunc Angliae &c. quarto Annoq'e Domini One Thousand Six hundred Ninety Two

The Jurors for Our Soveraign Lord & Lady the King & Queen
[pbar ]r'sent That Sarah Bridges of Andover in the County of Essex Single-
woman On the 25'th day of August in the yeare afores'd in the
County afores'd and divers other Days and Times as well before as
after Certain detestable arts Caled Witchcrafts Wickedly Malitiously
& feloniously hath used practiced & Exercised at & in the Towne of
Salem in the County afores'd upon & Against One Martha Sprague
alias Tyler of Boxford in the County afores'd which Said Wicked
Acts the Said Martha Sprague alias Tyler the day afores'd & yeare
afores'd & Divers other Dayes & Times as well before as after was
& is Tortured aflicted pined Consumed & Tormented against the peace
of Our Soveraign Lord & Lady the King & Queen thier Crowne
& dignity & the Lawes in that Case Made & provided --

Witness her owne Confession

Rose Foster
(Reverse) Sarah Bridges Aflec't Martha Sprague Bella Vera Robert Payne foreman Not Guilty
( Massachusetts Archives Collection, vol. 135, no. 36. Massachusetts State Archives. )