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SWP No. 33.1

(Indictment No. 1 v. Sarah Cloyce , for Afflicting Abigail Williams)

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[++ January 13, 1693 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Anno RR's & Reginae & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Domini 1692.

The Jurors for our Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen
doe present That Sarah Cloyce Wife of Peter Cloyce of Salem --
in the County of Essex Husbandman upon or about the n'th Day of April -- In the yeare aforesaid and divers other Days and times as
well before as after Certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and
Sorceries Wickedly Mallitiously and felloniously hath used practised
and Exercised At and in the Towne of Salem in the Country of
Essex -- aforesaid in upon and against one Abigail Williams of Salem --
aforesaid Single Woman -- by which said Wicked Acts the said Abi-
gaill Williams the Day & Yeare -- aforesaid and Divers other Days
and times both before and after was and is Tortured Aflicted Con-
sumed Wasted Pined and Tormented against the Peace of our Sov'r
Lord and Lady the King & Queen theire Crowne and Dignity and
The Law In that case made and Provided

Robert Payne

( Suffolk Court Files, vol. 32, docket no. 2677b p. 8. )