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SWP No. 85.2

(Indictment v. Stephen Johnson for Afflicting Martha Sprague, Mary Lacey, & Rose Foster)

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[++ January 13, 1693]

Province of the Massachusets Bay In New England Essex ss ] An[nbar ][obar ] RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto -- Ano'qe Do[mbar ] 1692

The Jurors for o'r Sov'r lord & lady the King & Queen Present that Stephen Johnson

On or about the first Day of September last in the Yeare aforesaid & divers other days & times as well before as after Certaine detestable Arts Called Witchcrafts & Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously & felloniously hath Used practised & Exersised, at & In the Towne of Salem In the County of Essex aforesaid Upon & Against Martha Sprague Mary Lacey & Rose foster, By which Wicked Arts the said Martha Sprague Mary Lacey & Rose Foster, The Day & Yeare aforesaid And divers other days and times as well before as after was & is Tortured Afflicted Consumed Wasted Pined & Tormented, Against the peace of o'r Sov'r lord & lady the King & Queen Their Crowne & dignity & the laws in that Case Made & provided --

(Reverse) Steph Johnson bewitching Martha Sprague Mary Lasey and Rose foster Billa vera: Robert Payne foreman

( Massachusetts Archive Collection, Vol. 135 No. 42. Massachusetts Archives, Boston. )