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SWP No. 8.4

(Indictment v. Mary Barker for Afflicting Rose Foster )

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[+ January 13, 1693 ]

3rd Paper

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss/ Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c'a Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692//

The Jurors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King & Queen doe
[pbar ] sent That Mary Barker of Andvor - - - In the County of Essex - -
On or about the 29'th day of August last #[1692] - -
In the Yeare aforesaid and divers other days and times as well
before as after Certaine detestable Arts Called Witchcraft and Sorce-
ries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised and
Exercised At and in the Towne of Andivo'r in the County of Essex - -
aforesaid in upon and against one Rose foster of [- - - -] afore-
said - - - by which said Wicked Acts the said Rose foster the day
& yeare - - aforesaid & divers other days and times both before and
after was and is Tortured Aflicted Consumed Pined Wasted and Tor-
mented #[and also for Sundry other Acts of Witchcraft by the said ]
Comitted and done before and Since that time] Against ["A" written
over "a"] the Peace of our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and
Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and the forme of the Stattute In
that case made & Provided.

(Reverse) Mary Barker: bewitching Rose foster

Billa vera
foreman
ponet se
Not Guilty

( Suffolk Court Files, Vol. 32, docket No. 2678, Page 9. )