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SWP No. 71.2

(Mittimus for William Hobbs , Deliverance Hobbs , Mary Esty , Sarah Wilds , Edward Bishop , Sarah Bishop , Mary Black , and Mary English )

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[April 22, 1692 ]

To their Majesties Goal-keeper in Salem

You are in Their Majesties Names hereby required to take into your care, and safe custody, the Bodies of William Hobs , and Deborah his Wife, Mary Easty , the Wife of Isaac Easty , and Sarah Wild , the Wife of John Wild , all of Topsfield; and Edward Bishop of SalemVillage, Husbandman, and Sarah his Wife, and Mary Black , a Negro of Lieutenant Nathaniel Putmans of Salem-Village; also Mary English the Wife of Philip English, Merchant in Salem; who stand charged with High Suspicion of Sundry Acts of Witchcraft, done or committed by them lately upon the Bodies of Ann Putman , Mercy Lewis and Abigail Williams , of Salem-Village, whereby great Hurt and Damage hath been done to the Bodies of the said Persons, [as] according to the complaint of Thomas Putman and John Buxton of Salem-Village, Exhibited Salem, Apr 21, 1692, appears, whom you are to secure in order to their further Examination. Fail not.

JOHN HATHORN , ] Assistants.

JONA. CURWIN , ] Assistants.

Dated SALEM, April 22, 1692