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SWP No. 44.5

(Indictment v. Rebecca Eames , for Covenanting)

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[+ September 15, 1692 ]

Essex in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss Ano: R R's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c quarto Ano'qe \ Do[mbar ] 1692

The Juriors for o'r Sov'r Lord and Ladÿ the King & Queen doe
present That Rebeckah Eames Wife of Robert Eames of Boxford in
the County afores'd About Twentÿ six years past in the Towne
of Boxford in the County aforesaid Wickedlÿ & felloniously A Cove-
nant with the evill Speritt the Devill did make in & by which Wicked
Covenant Shee the said Rebeckah Eames hir Soule & body to the
Devill did give & promised to serve & obeÿ him & Keep his Waÿes,
Contrary to the Stattute Of the first yeare of the Reigne of King
James the First in that Case made & provided And Against the
peace of o'r Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen their Crowne
& dignity Cogn.

(Reverse) Indictm't ag'st Rebecka Eames for Covenanting with the
Devil Billa vera Cogn.

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 54 )