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SWP No. 22.6

(Indictment v. George Burroughs , for Afflicting Mercy Lewis)

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[+ August 3, 1692]

Anno Regis et Reginae Willim et
Mariae nunc: Angliae &c Quarto

Essex ss The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King and
Queen pr'sents That George Burroughs late of falmouth in the pro-
vince of the Massachusets Bay in New England -- Clarke -- The ninth Day of May in the forth 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 Defenders of the faith
&c and Divers other Dayes 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
Towneship of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in, upon.and ag't
one Mercy Lewis of Salem Villiage in the County of Essex in New
England -- by which wicked Arts the said Mercy Lewis -- the Ninth Day of May -- in the fourth Year afores'd and Divers other Dayes
and times as well before as after was and is Tortured afflicted Pine
Consumed Wasted and Tormented: ag't the Peace of our Sovereigne
Lord and Lady the King.and Queen, and ag't the forme of the Statute
in that case made and Provided/.

Witnesses.
Mercy Lewis
Mary Walcott.
El. Hubbard
Ann Putnam

( Witchcraft Papers, no. 5, Massachusetts Historical Society.)