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SWP No. 52.3

(Indictment v. Abigail Faulkner, Sr. , for Afflicting Sarah Phelps )

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[+ September 17, 1692 ]

Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ss Anno R Rs & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c'a Quarto Anno'qe Domini 1692

The Jurors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King & Queen doe
[pbar ]sent That Abigaill Falkner Wife of frances falkner of Andivor In the
County of Essex Husbandman in and About the beginning of August 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 Ex-
ercised at and in the Towne of Andivor in the County of essex afore-
said in upon and against one Sarah Phelps daughter of Samuel Phellps
of Andivor aforesaid Husbandman by which said Wicked Acts the s'd
Sarah Phellps the day & yeare aforesaid & divers other days and
times both before and after was and is Tortured Aflicted Consumed
Pined Wasted and Tormented, and also for sundry other acts of
Witchcraft by the said Abigaill falkner Comitted and done before
and since that time against the Peace of our Sov'r Lord and Lady
the King and Queen theire Crowne & Dignity & the forme of the
Stattute in that case made & Provided

(On reverse side of paper)
Abagaiell Falkner Indictm't for
bewitching Sarah Phelps Billa Vera

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 No. 37 )