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SWP No. 105.2

(Warrant for Apprehension of Benjamin Proctor , Mary De Rich , and Sarah Pease & Officer's Return )

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[May 23, 1692 ] To the Marshall of Essex or dept or Constables in Salem.

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to apprehend and forthwith bring before us Benjamin procter the son of John Procter of Salem farmes and Mary Derich the wife of mic'l Derich of Salem farmes husbandman, and Sarah pease the wife of Robert Pease of Salem Weaver who all stand charged of haveing Committed Sundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Warren Abigail Williams and Eliz. Hubbert of Salem Village whereby great hurt is donne them In order to theire examination Relating the abovesaid premises and hereof you are not to faile Dated Salem May the 23'd. 1692

* John Hathorne ,

*Jonathan. Corwin .

p order of the Gov'r & Councill

I doe apoint mr John Puttnam to bee my lawffull Deputy to serve this warrant

pr *Geo Herrick Marshall of Essex

(Reverse) I have sesed the body of Benjemin prokter and have brought him to the place within expresed.

by me *John Putnam marshell Debety.

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 No. 308 )