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SWP No. 76.2

(Warrant for apprehension of John Jackson, Sr. ; John Jackson, Jr. ; and John Howard )

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[August 25, 1692 ]

Essex/ To the Sheriff of the County of Essex or his Deputy/ Complaint being made this day to us by Ephraim foster of Andivor & Joseph Tyler of Boxford against John Jackson sen'r & his son John Jackson Jun'r & John Howard all of Rowley Labourers that they the Said John Jackson Sen'r John Jackson Jun'r. & John Howard have Sorely, afflicted Martha Sprage of Boxford & Rose foster of Andivor Singlewomen by witchcraft contrary to the Peace of our Soverain Lord & Lady William & Mary King & Queen of England &c & to their Majesties Laws in that case provided, & Said Ephriam Foster & Joseph Tyler haveing given Sufficient bond to procecut their Complaint to Effect These are therfore to require you in their Majesties names forthwith to aprehend & seize the Bodys of the Said John Jackson Sen'r. John Jackson Jun'r. & John Howard of Rowley & them Safely convey to Salem before us their Majesties Justices of the Peace to be examined & proceeded w'th. according to Law. for w'ch this shall be yo'r warrant dated In Salem:

25th. August 1692
*Bartho Gedney
*John Hathorne
* Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson
Just'es Peace
(Reverse) August 26 -- 1692 I have apprehended the three within named John Jackson Sen'r John Jackson Jun'r and John Howard: and have brought them before ther honors to Answer as [torn]
by me *Geo. Herrick Dep'y Sheriff
Jno Jackson Senr Jno Jackson Junr John Howard 26. 6 1692 Exa
( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 222, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.)