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SWP No. 57.2

(Recognizance for Dorothy Faulkner and Abigail Faulkner Jr.)

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[October 6, 1692]

Know all Men by these presents That I John Osgood sen'r. of Andover in the Cownty of Essex in New England And Nathan'll: Dean Sen'r of the Same Town & Cownty afforesaid Husbandmen Are holden & firmely Bownd Joyntly & Sevirally to theire Majesties King William & Queen Mary of England & Scottland France & Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the faith in the full & Juste Sum of five hundrid pounds Sterling for the True & Just payment of which s'd Sum of five hundrid Pownds to theire Majesties King William & Queen Mary Wee do bind Our Heires Executtors Adminstrators & Assignes firmely & By these presents Dated in Salem the Sixth day of october in the Year of Our Lord One thousand six hundrid & Ninety & to and in the fourth Year of the Reign of Our Majesties King William & Queen Mary King & Queen of England Scottland france & Ireland Deffenders of the faith --

The Condition of this Obligation is Such that whereas the Abovenamed John Osgood Sen'r , & Nathan'll: Dean Sen'r , Husbandmen Both of The Towne of Andover in the Cownty of Essex in New England have Taken into Theire Care and Custody the Bodyes of Dorothy Faukner Aged about Ten Yeares And Abigail Faukner Aged about Eight Yeares who was both Committed to theire Majesties Goale in Salem in the Cownty of Essex in New England for Having Used practised & Committed Divers Acts of witchcraft Upon the Bodyes of Sundrye persons who themselves also have Confessed the Same If that the Aforesaid John Osgood Sen'r , & Nathan'll Dean Sen'r. Aforesaid Husbandmen shall well & Truely keep the Aforesaid Dorothy faukner & Abigail faukner & Them Secure Untill they shall Receive Order from George Corwin Sherriff of the County of Essex to deliver the Aforesaid Dorothy faukner & Abigail faukner Unto William Downton Now keeper of theire Majesties Goale in Salem or to Any Other Whome the Afforesaid George Corwin shall Appoint, that then they shall forthwith delliver the Same Dorothy faukner & Abigail faukner According to his Order -- And if the Above bownd do performe the Above Mentioned Articles & shall pay Unto George Corwin the Sherrif aforesaid the forfieture of S'd Bond for there Maj'ties Use in Case of Defaulte then this Obligation shall be void & of Nowe Efect Or Otherwise to stand in full force & Virtue -- In Wittness hereof we have sett Our hands & Seals this Six Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One thowsand Six hundrid Ninety & two and in the fourth year of their Majesties Reigne

*John Osgood

*Nathaniel Dane

Witnis
*Joshua Conant

*Elizur Keysar
*Joseph Phippen Jun'r.
( Mass. Archives, Vol. 135 No. 56 )