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SWP No. 69.6

(Indictment v. Abigail Hobbs for Covenanting)

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[+ September 10, 1692]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Ss

Anno RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq 3 Domini 1692

The Juriors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen doe present that Abagaile Hobbs of Topsfeild in the County aforesaid Single Wooman In the yeare of our Lord 1688. In Cascoe Bay in the Province of Mayne in New England. Wickedly and Felloniously a Covenant with the Evill Spirritt the Devill did make Contrary to the peace of our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King & Queen theire Crowne and Dignity, and the forme of the Stattute In that case made and Provided.

( Essex Institute Collection Collection, no. 23, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA )