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SWP No. 37.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Giles Corey , Mary Warren, Abigail Hobbs , and Bridget Bishop, with Summons for Witnesses v. Giles Cory and others, and Officer’s Return )

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[April 18, 1692 ]

Salem. April the 18'th 1692

There being Complaint this day made (Before us) by Ezekiell Chevers and John putnam Jun'r both of Salem Village Yeomen: in
Behalfe of theire Majesties, for themselfes and also for theire Neigh-
bours Against Giles Cory , and Mary Waren both of Salem farmes
And Abigaile Hobbs the daughter of Wm Hobs of the Towne of Tops-
feild and Bridgett Bushop the wife of Edw'd Bishop of Salem Sawyer
for high Suspition of Sundry acts of Witchcraft donne or Committed
by them, upon the Bodys of: Ann putnam . Marcy Lewis , and Abig'l Williams and Mary Walcot and Eliz. Hubert -- of Salem village --
whereby great hurt and damage hath benne donne to the Bodys of
Said persons above named.therefore craved Justice --

You are therefore in their Majest's names hereby required to
apprehend and bring before us Giles Cory & Mary Waren of Salem
farmes, and Abigail Hobs the daugter of Wm Hobs of the Towne of
Topsfeild and Bridget Bushop the wife of Edward Bushop of Salem
To Morrow about Eight of the Clock in the forenoone, at the house
of Lt Nathaniell Ingersalls in Salem Village in order to theire Ex-
amination Relateing to the premises aboves'd and here of you are not
to faile Dated Salem April 18'th 1692

To George Herrick Marshall of the County of Essex --

*John Hathorne

You are likewise required to summons Margret Knight Lidya Nichols Elizabeth Nichols and Elizabeth Hubert Jonathan putnam
and Hephzibah Rea & John Howe all & every one of them to appeare
before us at the aboves'd time & place to give in w't evedence thay
know Relateing to the aboves'd or like cases depending. April 18'th 1692
April 18'th 1692
I have taken the within named persons and
brought them [to the] house of leu't Nath: Ingersoll according to
the tenner of this warrant
Per me *Geo: Herrick Marshall of Essex
April 18'th 1692 I have sumoned the within named persons to
apeare att the time and place within mentioned to Give in whatt
Evidence thay know Relateing the premises
P'r me *Geo: Herrick Marshall of Essex
(Reverse) Complaint Corey Hobbs Warren &ca
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1, no. 112. )