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SWP No. 78.5

(Indictment v. George Jacobs, Sr. for Afflicting Mary Walcot )

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[+ August 4, 1692]

Anno Regis et Reginae Willim et

Mariae nunc Angliae &c Quarto

Essex ss The Jurors for our Soverigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen prsents that George Jacob sen'r of Salem

husbandman --

the 11th day of May 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 and Ireland King and Queen def[nbar ]ed'rs of the faith &c and divers other days and Times as well before as after Certaine detestable Arts called witchcrafts and Sorceries -- Wickedly and felloniously hath Used. Practised and Exercised at and within the Township of Salem in the County of Essex afore s'd: in upon and ag't: one Mary Walcott of Salem villiage Singlewomen -- by which said wicked arts the said Mary Walcot the 11th day of May in the fourth year above said and divers other days and times as well before as after was and is Tortured Afflicted. Pined Consumed wasted & Tormented and also for Sundrey other acts of witchcraft, by said George Jacobs . Committed and done before and Since that time agt: the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King & Queen their Crowne and dignity and ag't: the forme of the Statute in that case made and Provided./

Witnesses -- Marcy Lewis

Mary Walcott

Eliz. Hubbard

Ann Putman

Sarah Churchill

( Witchcraft Papers, no. 24, Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston. )