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SWP No. 45.1

(Complaint of John Putnam, Jr. and Benjamin Hutchinson v. Mary Esty with Warrant for Apprehension and Officer's Return )

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[May 20, 1692 ]

rend="right">Salem May the 20th 1692

There being Complaint this day made before mee by John put- nam Jun'r. and Benjamin Hutcheson both of Salem Village, for them-
selfes and also for theire Neighbours, in behalfe of theire Majesties
against Marah Easty the wife of Isaac Easty of Topsfield for sundry
acts of witchcrafts by her Committed yesterday and this present
day of the date hereof upon the bodys of Ann putnam Marcy Lewis
Mary Walcot and Abigail Williams of Salem village to the wrong and
Injury of theire bodys therefore crave Justice.

*John putnam Jun
*Benjamin Huchinson

To the Marshall of the County of Essex or dept or Constables of
Salem You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to appre-
hend and forthwith bring before mee at the house of mr. Thomas Beadles in Salem the Body of Mary Easty the wife Isaac Easty of
Topsfeild to be Examined Relateing to sundry acts of witchcraft by
her Committed yesterday and this present day according to Com-
plaint aboves'd and hereof you are not to faile Dated Salem May
20th 1692
May 20th: 1692

*John: Hathorne. Assist
p order of the Councill.

I have taken the body of the above named Mary Estiee and
brought her att the time and place above named
Pe me *Geo: Herrick Marshall of Essex
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1, no. 276 )