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SWP No. 103.2

(Indictment v. Susannah Post for Afflicting Rose Foster )

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[January 7, 1693 ] Province of the Massathutetts Bay in New England Essex ] Anno R R's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &c Quarto Annoq'e Do[mbar ] 1692

The Jurrors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen Presents

That Susanneh Postt of Andover in the County of Essex Single-woman on the 25'th day of August in the yeare afores'd And divers other Dayes and times as well before as after Certaine Detestable Artes -- called Witch Crafts & sorceries Wickedly Mallishiously & felloniously hath Used Practised & Exercised at & in the Towne of Salem in the County afores'd Upon and against one Rose foster of Andoverr Single Woman -- By which Wicked -- Arts the said Rose foster the Day and year [afors'd] and Divers other Dayes and Times as well before as after was and is Tortured Afflicted Tormented Consumed Pined and Wasted against the Peace of our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King and Queen their Crowne and Dignity and the Lawes in [that] Case made and Provided:

Witness Martha Sprague alias Tyler & her Owne Confession


Billa Vera

Robert Payne


not Guilty

The Jury finds Susannah Post not gilty.

( Suffolk Court Files, Vol. 32, Docket No. 2705 Page 28. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, Massachusetts State Archives. Boston, MA. )