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SWP No. 109.1

(Warrant for the Apprehension of William Proctor and Officer's Return)

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[May 28, 1692] To the Constable of Salem

You are hereby Required in theyr Majestyes Names to William procter of Salem Farmes son of John procter of s'd farmes Husbandman, upon Tuesday Next being the Thirty first day of May about Tenne of the Clock in the morning att the house of Leu't Nath'll Ingersolls in s'd Village, Whoe stands Charged w'th Sundry Acts of Witchcraft done or Comitted upon the Bodys of Mary Walcott & Susa[nbar ]ah Shelden & others of Salem Village to theyr great hurt, in order to his Examination, Relateing to the above s'd premises.and hereof You are nott to fayle

dated. Salem. May 28'th 1692

*John Hathorne ] Assis'ts

*Jonathan. Corwin ] Assis'ts

I have apprehended the parson above named and brought him to the place apinted --

By me *John Putnam Const of Salem

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 No. 2. )