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SWP No. 133.2

(Indictment v Samuel Wardwell , No. 1)

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

Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692.

ss/ The Juriors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen doe present That Samuel Wardell of Andivor In the County of Essex Carpenter on or about the fifteenth day of August In the yeare aforesaid and divers other days and times as Well before as after Certaine detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised & Exercised At and in the Towne of Boxford in the County of Essex Aforesaid in upon and against One Martha Sprague of Boxford in the County of Essex Aforesaid Single Woman by which said Wicked Acts the said Martha Sprague the day & yeare Aforesaid and divers other days and times #[both] both before and after was and is Tortured Aflicted Consumed Pined #(an) Wasted and Tormented, and also for sundry other Acts of Witchcraft by the said Samuel Wardell Comitted and done before and since that time against the peace of Our Soveraigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen theire Crowne and dignity And the #(in) forme in the Statute in that case made and Provided.

(Reverse) Indictm't against Samuel Wardell for bewitching Martha Sprague Billa vera Ponet Sse

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 27 )