Return to The Salem Witchcraft Papers | Print

Salem Witchcraft Papers

Case Files

SWP No. 38.1

(Warrant for the Apprehension of Martha Corey, and Officer's Return )

View Entire Case File
[ March 19, 1692 ] Salem, March the 19'th 1691/2

There being Complaint this day made before us, By Edward put- nam and Henery Keney Yeoman both of Salem Village, Against
Martha Cory the wife of Giles Cory of Salem farmes for suspition
of haveing Comitted sundry acts of Witchcraft and thereby donne
much hurt and injury unto the Bodys of Ann Putnam the wife of
Thomas Putnam of Salem Village Yeoman And Anna Puttnam the
daugtter of s'd Thomas putnam and Marcy Lewis Single woman Live-
ing in s'd Putnams famyly; also abigail Williams one of mr parris
his family and Elizabeth Hubert Doctor Grigs his maid.

You are therefore in theire Majest's names hereby required to
apprehend and bring; before us. Martha Cory the wife of Giles Cory
abovesaid on Munday next being the 21't day of this Instant month,
at the house of Lt Nathaniell Ingersalls of Salem Village aboute
twelve of the Clock in the day in order to her Examination Relateing
to the premises and hereof you are not to faile

Dated Salem. March. the 19'th. 1691/2

p us
*Jonathan. Corwin
*Jonathan. Corwin {

To Geo Herrick Marshall of the County of Essex -- or any Constable in Salem
March 21'st I have taken Martha Cory and brought to the house
of Leut Nath: Engersoll where she is in the Costody of some persons
by mee Required and is forth Comeing att demand
per: mee. * Joseph Herrick Constable for Salem
(Reverse) Good. Wild Goody Oliver
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1, no. 38. )