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SWP No. 49.1

(Warrant for the Apprehension of Phillip English , Sarah Morey , & Dorcas Hoar, and Officer's Return )

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[April 30, 1692 ]
To the Marshall of the County of Essex or his Lawfull Deputy

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to Apprehend
and bring before us phillip English of Salem Merchant, Sarah Murrell
of Beverly and Darcas Hoare of Beverly Widdow all in the County of
Essex on Munday next being the second day of the Moneth of May
next Ensueing the date hereof, aboute Eleven of the Clock in the
forenoon at the house of L't Nathaniell Ingersalls in Salem Village in
order to theire Examination Relateing to high Suspition of Sundry
acts of Witchcraft donne or Committed by them upon the Bodys of
Mary Walcott Marcy Lewis Abigail Williams Ann putnam and Eli- zabeth Hubbert and Susanah Sheldon (viz) upon some or all of
them, belonging to Salem village or farmes whereby great hurt
& dammage hath benne donne to the Bodys, of s'd persons according
to Complaint of Capt Jonathan Walcot and Serjent Thomas putnam ,
in behalfe of theire Majesties, for themselfes and also for severall of
theire Neighbours And hereof you are not to faile at your perill

Dated Salem Aprill 30th. 1692

pe'r us
*John. Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin {

May 2d: 1692 I have taken the bodys of the above named Sarah Murrell and Darcas Hoare and brought them unto the house of leut Nathaneill Ingersoll att the time aboves'd
pe'r mee *George Herrick
Marshall of Essex

Mr Phillip English not beeing to bee found
m'r G H
(Reverse) P. English S. Murrell Dorcas Hoar
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol 1 no. 169 )