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SWP No. 94.7

(Indictment v. Rebecca Nurse , No. 4)

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

The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen pr'sents That Rebeckah Nurse the wife of Francis Nurse sen'r of Salem Village in the County of Essex husb -- the four & twentyeth 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 Witchcrafts & Sorceries wickedly and feloniously hath used Practised & Exercised at and within the Towneship of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in upon and ag't one Abigail Williams of Salem Village afores'd singlewoman -- by which said wicked Arts. the said Abigail Williams the s'd four & twentieth Day of March in the fourth year abovs'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 & Provided

Wittnesses

Abigail Williams

Mary Walcott

Elizabeth Hubbard

Ann puttnam Jun'r

(Endorsement.)

(Reverse) Bill Avara *John Ruck foreman in the nam of the Rest No. 4

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