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SWP No. 52.2

(Indictment v. Abigail Faulkner, Sr. for Afflicting Martha Sprague )

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[+ September 17, 1692 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss Anno RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Anno'qe Domini 1692

The Jurers for o'r Sov'r Lord and Lady King & Queen do present
that. Abigaill Falkner Wife of francis falkner of Andivor -- In the
county of Essex afors'd Husbandm On or about the begining of
August -- In the year aforesaid and divers other dayes and times as
well before as after Certaine Detestable Arts Called Witchcraft and
Sorceries Wickedly Mallistiously and felloniously hath used practised
and Exercised at and in the Towne of Boxford in the County of
Essex aforesaid in upon and against One Martha Sprague of Boxford
aforesaid Single Woman by which Said wicked Acts the said Martha Sprague the day & year aforesaid and divers other dayes and times
both before and after was and is Tortur'd Aflicted Consumed Pined
Wasted and Tormented and also for Sundry other Acts of Witchcraft
by the Said Abigaill Falkner Comitted and done before and Since
that time -- against the Peace of o'r Sov'r Lord and Lady the King
and Queen theire Crowne and dignity and the forme of the Stattute
in that Case made and Provided

Indictm't ags't Abagaill Falkner for
bewitching Martha Sprague Billa Vera: --

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 no. 38. )