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SWP No. 24.2

(Warrant for apprehension of Martha Carrier, and Officer's Return )

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[May 28, 1692 ]

To the Marshall of Essex or his dept or to the Constables of Andover

You are in theire Majests names hereby required [to] apprehend
and forthwith secure, and bring before [us] martha Carrier the wife
of Thomas Currier of An[dover] on Tuesday next being the 31't
day of this Instant mo[nth] of May about ten of the clock in the
forenoon or as soon as may be afterwards at [the] house of L't
Nathaniell Ingersalls in Salem Village who stands charged with have-
ing Committed Sundry [acts] of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Walcot and abi[gail] williams of Salem Village to theire great hurt
& [injury] in order to her Examination Relateing to the prem[ises]
abovesaid faile not

Dated Salem May 28'th 1692.

per us
*John Hathorne

(Reverse) I have apprehend the w'tin named parson and brought her
to the place appinted --
by me *John Ballard. const andover
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft. Vol. 1, No. 310. )