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SWP No. 72.4

(Indictment v. Elizabeth How for Afflicting Mercy Lewis )

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[+ June 29, 1692 ]

Anno Regis et Reginae Willm et Mariae:

nunc Angliae &c: Quarto

Essex ss The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King & Queen [pbar ]rsents that Elizabeth How Wife of James How of Ipswich -- the 29th day of May in the forth Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the Grace of God [of God] of England Scottland France and Ireland King and Queen defend'rs of the faith &c: and divers other dayes and times as well before as after certaine detestable Arts called witchcraft & Sorceries wickedly & felloniously hath Used Practised and Exercised at and within the Towne ship of Salem in the County of Essex aforesaid in upon and against one: Marcy Lewis of Salem Villiage Single woman -- by which said wicked Acts the said Marcy Lewis -- the 29th day of May in the forth Year aboves'd: and divers other dayes & times as well before as after was and is Tortured. Afflicted: Pined Consumed & Tormented and also for sundrey other Acts of witchcraft by the Said Elizabeth How Committed & done before and since that Time ag't. the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King & Queen, and ag't the forme of the Statute in that case made and Provided

Witnesses.

Mercy Lewis. Jurat

Mary Wolcott Jurat

Abigall Williams

Ann Putman Jurat

Sam'll. Pearly & wife Jurat

Sam'll. Pearly & wife Ruth Jurat

Joseph Andrews & wife Sarah Jurat

Jno. Sherrin Jurat

Jos. Safford Jurat

francis Leane Jurat

Abraham fosters wife Lydia J[urat]

Isack Cumins Jun'r

( Essex Institute Collection, no. 28r Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. )