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SWP No. 45.8

(Summons for Mary Towne and Rebecca Towne and Officer's Return )

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[September 8, 1692 ]

W'm & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scotland france &
Ireland King & Queen defend'rs of the faith

To Mary Towne widow & Rebecka Towne her Daughter Greeting.

Wee Comand you all Excuses Set apart to be & appear at the Court of Oyer & Terminer holden at Salem to morrow morning at Eight of the Clock precisely there to Testify the truth to the best of your knowledge on Sever'll Indictments Exhibited against Mary Easty hereof fail not at your utmost perill

Dated in Salem Sep'r. 8th. 1692 & in the fourth yeare of Our

*Stephen Sewall Cler
To the Constable of Topsfield hereof Make return fail not
(Reverse) I have Warned the Widow town and hare dauter to apere
at the corte.acording to time spoken of in the warant as atested.
by me *Ephraim Wildes
contabl of Topsfeld
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1, no. 288. )