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SWP No. 94.4

(Indictment v. Rebecca Nurse , No. 1)

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Anno Regni Regis et Reginae et Mariae nunc Anglia &c Quarto: Essex ss

The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen pr'sents that Rebecca Nurse the wife of Francis Nurse sen [torn] of Salem Village in the County of Essex. husb the four & twentieth day of March in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland France & Ireland King & Queen defend'rs of the faith &c and divers other dayes & times as well before as after certaine detestable Arts Called Witchcraft & Sorceries: wickedly & felloniously hath used Practised & Exercised. at & within the Towneship of Salem in the County of Essex aforesaid in upon and ag't one Ann puttnam Jun'r of Salem Village afores'd in the County afores'd single woman-by w'ch said wicked Arts the said Ann Puttnam Jun'r the s'd four & twentieth day of March in the fourth year aboves'd and Divers other dayes & times as well before as after was and is hurt tortured afflicted consumed Pined wasted & tormented ag't the Peace of our said Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen and ag't the forme of the Statute in that case made and Provided.

Wittnesses

Ann Puttnam Jun.

Abigail Williams

Mary Walcott

Elizabeth Hubbard.

(Reverse)

Memorand'm

In this Tryall are Twenty papers besides this Judgment. & there were in this tryall as well as other Tryalls of the Same Nature Severall Evidences viva voce which were not writtn & so I can give no Copies of them Some for & Some against the parties Some of the Confessions did also mention this & other persons in their Severall declarations which being premised. & Considered the s'd 20 papers herewith fild is the whole Tryall

Attest *Steph Sewall Cler

Copy of the above wrote on the Judgment w'ch I gave out to the Nurses

Bill A vara *John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest.

(Reverse) No. 1 Reb. Nurse

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 19 )