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SWP No. 133.3

(Indictment v. Samuel Wardwell , No. 2)

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Essex in the province of the Massachusetts bay in New England ss//]

Ano RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto, Anoq'e D[obar ][mbar ]. 1692 --

The Jurio's for o'r Sov'r lord and Lady the King & Queen [pbar ]r'sent Samuel Wardell of Andivor In the Countÿ of Essex Carpent'r About Twenty years agoe in the Towne of Andivor In the County of Essex aforesaid Wickedlÿ & felloniouslÿ he the Said Samuel Wardell with the Evill Speritt the Devill A Covenant did make Wherein he promised to honor Worship & beleive the devill Contray to the Stattute of King James The first in that behalfe made & provided. And Against the peace of Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen their Crown & dignitÿ

(Reverse) 1692 Billa vera Ponet se

Indictm't agst Sam'l Wardell for Covenanting w'th the Devill

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