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SWP No. 37.5

(Summons for Witnesses v. Giles Cory, and Officer's Return)

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[September 7, 1692 ]

Wm & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scotland France
& Ireland King and Queen defend'rs of the faith &c

To the Constable of Salem Greeting

Wee Comand you to Warn & give notice unto Jno Derick the wife
of Stephen Small the Widow Adams & Goody Golthite that they
& Every of them be and personaly Appear at the pr'sent Court of Oyer
& Terminer holden at Salem forthwith there to Testify the Truth to
the best of thier knowledge On Certain Indictments Exhibited
against Giles Cory hereof make return fail not

Salem Sep'r 7'th 1692:

*Stephen Sewall Cl
(Reverse)
Sept 7'th 1692: I Deput[ebar ] mr John Tomkins to serve this within
Sumons and Make Returne thereof:
by mee *Peter Osgood Constable in
Salem
(Reverse) I have warned the w'thin persons to appear att the time
and place within written by
*Jno Tomkins Deputed
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no.84. )