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SWP No. 137.2

(Warrant for apprehension of John Willard )

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To the Marshall of the County of Essex or to the Constables in Salem or any other Marshal or Marshalls Constable or Constables within this theire Majest's Colony or Terretory of the Massachusetts in New England --

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to Apprehend John Willard of Salem Village husbandman, if he may be found in your precints who stands charged with sundry acts of Witchcraft by him donne or Committed on the Bodys of Bray Wilkins. and Daniell Wilkins the son of Henery Wilkins both of Salem Village and others -- according to Complaint made before us by Thomas fuller Jun'r and Benj'n Wilkins sen'r both of Salem Village afores'd Yeomen; who being found You are to Convey from Town to Towne from Constable to Constable, untill he be Brought before us or such as may be in Authority There, in Salem and hereof You are not to faile Dated Salem May the 15'th 1692

p us *John Hathorne ] Assist's

*Jonathan. Corwin ] Assist's

To be prosecuted according to the direction of Constable John Putnam of Salem Village who goes with the Same.]

(Reverse) I have apprehended John Wilard of Salam Veleg according to the tener of this Warrant and brought him before your Worsheps Date 18 may 1692

by me *John Putnam Constoble of Salam

Goody wheat mrs Hall of [Groton]

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 94 )