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SWP No. 24.6

(Summons for Witnesses and Officer's Return)

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[July 30, 1692 ]

Wm & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scotland France
& Ireland

King & Queen defend'rs of the faith &ca

To the Constable or Constables of Andover Greeting

Wee Comand you to Warn & give Notice unto Allen Toothaker
Ralph farnum Jun'r John farnum son of Ralph farnum sen'r
Benjamin Abbot & his wife Andrew foster Phebe Chandler daughter
of Wm Chandler : Sam'l Holt Sen'r Samuel Preston Jun'r that they
& Every of them be and personaly appear at the Court of Oyer & Ter-
miner to be held by adjournment on Tuesday Next at Ten of the
Clock in the Morning there to testifye the truth to the best of their
knowledge on certain Indictments to be Exhibited against Marth Car- rier of Andover hereof fail not at your utmost perill & make return
of your doings herein

Dated in Salem July 30'th 1692

*Stephen Sewall Cle[rbar ].
(Reverse) In obedenc to this writ I have timely warned the persons
hose names are herein writen and every one of them this I day of
august 1692
By mee *John Ballard constable of Andover
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft Vol. 1 No. 313)