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SWP No. 34.2

(Warrant for apprehension of Sarah Cole & Officer's Return ) [October 3, 1692 ]

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Essex:
To the Constable of Lin

Complaint haveing ben made to us Bartho' Gidny and John Higginson Esq'rs. their majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem, by Benja. Larobe of Lin in behalfe of Mary Browne of Reding widow against Sarah Coale wife of John Coale of Lin. Cooper for that the Said Sarah Coale hath Greatly & feloniously hurt the Said Mary Browne by witchcraft to her great paine & damage & the Said Larobe hath given in bond to procecut the Said Complaint to Effect. These are therfore in their Majesties name to require you forthwith to Aprehend & Seize the Body of Sarah Coale the wife of John Coale of Lin Cooper & bring her before their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem ther to be Examined & proced with according to Law dated in Salem: 3 october 1692

*Bartho' Gedney
*John Higginson

(Reverse)
In obedience to this warrant [torn]
Seized the person w'thin [torn]
brought her before their [torn]
Justices of the Peace herein [torn]
Octob'r 3: 1692 The Mark of [torn] Consta [torn]
( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 1, p. 88, Dept. of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Boston Public Library )