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SWP No. 51.1

(Indictment No. 1 v. Edward Farrington for Covenanting)

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[++ January 13, 1693 ]

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Essex ss// Anno'qe RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Anno'qe \ Do[mbar ] . 1692

The Jurors for o'r Sov'r Lord & lady the King & Queen Present
That Edward Farington of Andivor in the County of Essex afors'd
Above fouer or five years Since, In the Towne of Anduor aforesaid
Wickedly Mallitiously & felloniously A Covenant with the Devill did
Make & was Baptised by the Devill & unto him Renounced his first
Baptizme & promised to be the Devills both Soul & body for ever,
And to Serve the devill & Signed the Devills Booke; By which Diabol-
licall Covenant by him with the Devill Made In Maner & forme
aforesaid -- The Said Edward Farington is become a detestable Witch
Against the peace of o'r Soveraigne lord & lady the King & Queen
their Crowne & dignity & the Laws in that Case made & provided

Wittness his
owne Confesion --

(Reverse) Edward Farington for Covenanting w'th the Devill Billa
Vera Robert Payne foreman f[i]led

( Massachusetts Archives Collection, Vol. 135 No. 51. )