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SWP No. 137.7

(Indictment v. John Willard , No. 1)

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Anno Regni Regis et Reginae & et

Mariae nunc Angliae &c Quarto:

Essex ss

The Juro' for our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King & Queen pr'sent That. John Willard of Salem Village in the County of Essex #(afores'd) husb.: -- the Eighteenth Day of May -- in the fourth Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland France & Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the faith &c and Divers other Dayes & times as well before as after, certaine detestable arts called Witchcrafts & Sorceries wickedly & feloniously hath used Practised & Exercised at & within the Towne of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in. upon. and ag't one Mercy Lewis of Salem Village afores'd in the County afores'd singlewoman by which said wicked arts the s'd Mercy Lewis -- the s'd Eighteenth Day of May -- in the fourth Year aboves'd and divers other Dayes & times as well before as after was & is hurt. tortured Afflicted consumed Pined wasted & tormented. ag't the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen. and ag't the forme of the Statute in that Case made #(for) & Provided

Wittnesses

Mercy Lewis

Abigail Williams

Mary Walcott

Susanna Sheldon

Ann puttnam sen'r

Ann puttnam Jun'r Elizabeth Hubbard

[Willim] -- omitted

(Reverse) No. 1. bill Avaro *John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest

(Reverse) Jno Willard

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 92 )