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SWP No. 42.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Lydia Dustin, and Officer's Return ) [May 2, 1692]

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To the Constable of reading

You are in theyr Majestyes Names Required to Apprehend and
bring before us Lydah Dasting of Reading Widdow in the County of
Middlesex on Munday Next being the Second day of the Month of
May Next Ensueing the date hereof, about Eleven of the Clock in
the forenoone, att the house of Lev't Nath'll Ingersolls in Salem
Village, in Order to hir Examination, relateing to high suspition of
severall acts of Witchcraft done or Comitted by hir upon the Bodys
of Marÿ Walcott , Ann. putnam , Mercÿ Lewis & Abigall. Williames
all of Salem Village: whereby great hurt [&] da[mbar ]age hath bin
done to the Bodys of Said persons according to Complaint of Capt
Jonathan. Walcott & serg't Thomas putnam in behalfe of theyr
Majestys for themselves & severall of theyr Neighbours, and hereof
you are nott to fayle att your perrill. date Salem Aprill. 30'th 1692

P us *John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin {

Pursewence to a warant from yrs honrs baring date the 30
of aprill last for the aprihending and bringing of the person of
Lidea Dasting in obediance ther to I have brought the said Lidea Dasting of Redding to the hous of Lu't Ingersons in Salem viledg
dated in #[May: the:2d] Salem viledg the 2'd day of may 1692
Atest. *John Parker of Redding
L. Dasting
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 98.) )