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SWP No. 80.1

(Indictment v. Margaret Jacobs for Afflicting Elizabeth Hobert )

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[ January 3, 1693]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss// ] Anno RRs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c'a Quarto Anno'qe Domini 1692

The Juriors for our Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen doe present That Margarett Jacobs of Salem Single Woman -- In the County of Essex -- aforesaid -- Att or upon the Eleventh day of Maÿ -- In the yeare aforesaid and divers other days and times as well before as after Certaine detestable Arts called Witchcrafts & Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised and Exercised at and in the Towne of Salem -- in the County of Essex -- Aforesaid in upon & against one Elizabeth Hobert of Salem -- Aforesaid -- Single Woman -- by which said Wicked Acts the said Elizabeth Hobert the day & yeare -- aforesaid & divers other days and times both before and after was and is Tortured aflicted Consumed Wasted Pined and Tormented, and also for sundry other Acts of Witchcraft by the Said Margarett Jacobs Comitted and done before and Since that time against our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King & Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and the forme in the Stattute in that Case made and Provided.

(Reverse) Indictment Margaret Jacobs bewiching Elizabeth Hobet Billa

Vera Ponet Sc.

Not guilty 2 Salem Court 3d Janu. 1692/3

Entered on record

( Massachusetts Archive Collection Vol. 135 No. 100 )