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SWP No. 47.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Martha Emerson, and Officer's Return )

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[July 22, 1692 ]
To the Sherriff of the County of Essex or his Dept or Constable of

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required forthwith or as
soon as may be to Bring before us Martha Emerson /the wife of
Joseph Emerson of Haverhill, who was Daughter of Roger toothak[e]r
of Belrica late Deceased; who stands accused of haveing committed
sundry acts of Witchcraft Lately on the Bodys of Mary Warren Mary Lacy & others to theire graete hurtes. And that in
Order to her Examination Relateing to the abovesaid Premisses
and hereof faile not Dated Salem July the 22th 1692 , You are like-
wise required to make diligent search for any Images or Popetts
&c in s'd house or aboute itt --


*Bartho. Gedney
*John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson {
Justices Peace

by virtue of the of this warant I have Seased Martha Emerson of
haverhill and have brought her here to answer to what shall be
Charged Against her
Dat this 22 of July 1692
Per me *William Starling
( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 28, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA.)