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SWP No. 43.1

(Warrant for the Apprehension of Sarah Dustin, and Officer's Return)

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[May 8, 1692 ]

Whereas Complaint hath bin exhibited before us by mr Thomas Putnam & mr Jno putnam Jun'r of Salem Village In the behalfe of
theyr Majestys against Sarah Dastin of Redding Single Woeman for
high suspition of severall Acts of Witchcraft done or comitted by
hir upon the Bodyes of Mercy Lewis, Mary Walcott, Anna putnam
& Abigall Williams all of Salem Village & craved Justice Therefore
you are in theyer Majestyes Names Required forthwith to Appre-
hend the afores'd Sarah Dastin of Redding Single Woeman & hir Safely convey unto the house of leu't Nathaniell Ingersolls of Salem
Village upon the Ninth day of this Instant May by Twelve of the
Clock in the foreNoone in order to hir examination #[& hereof
faile n] upon the premises & hereof faille nott att y'or perill Salem.
May 8'th 1692 .

To the Constable of Redding

P us *John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin {

In obediance to this warant I have brought the body of Sarah Dastin of Redding singal woman to the house of Leu't Nathanall Ingerson of Salem. Villeg the nint of this Instant Maye: 1692
*John Parker Constable of Redding
( Essex County Archives Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 99 )