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SWP No. 33.3

(Indictment No. 3 v. Sarah Cloyce , for Afflicting Rebecca Towne)

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[++ January 13, 1693 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss// Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692

The Jurors for our Sover' Lord and Lady the King & Queen doe
present that Sarah Cloyce Wife of Peter Cloyce of Salem -- In the
County of Essex Husbandman -- In & upon the Ninth Day of the Inst September -- In the yeare aforesaid and Divers other Days and
times as well before as after Certaine Detestable arts called Witch-
craft and Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used
practised and Exercised At and in the Towne of Salem in the County
of Essex -- aforesaid in upon and against one Rebeckah Towne of
Topsfeild in the County of Essex aforesaid Single Woman -- by which
said Wicked Acts the said Rebeckah Towne the Day & yeare -- afore-
said and divers other Days and times both before and after was and
is Tortured Aflicted Consumed Pined Wasted and Tormented, and
also for sundry other acts of Witchcraft by the said Sarah Cloyce --
Comitted and done be fore and Since that time against the Peace of
our Sov'rn Lord and Lady the King & Queen theire Crowne and
Dignity and the forme of the Stattute In that case made and Provided.

*Robert Payne

( Suffolk Court Records Case No. 2677 Page 8 )