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SWP No. 114.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Wilmott Reed )

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To the Constables of Marblehead

You are in theire Majest's names hereby required to apprehend and bring before Us willmut Reed the wife of Samuell Reed of Marblehead, on Tuesday next being the 31 day of this Instant moneth of May aboute ten of the Clock in the forenoon at the house of L't Nathan'l Ingerslls in Salem Village; who Stands Charged with having Committed Sundry acts of Witchcraft on the bodys of Mary Walcot and Marcy Lewis and Others[?] of Salem Village to theire great hurt &c, in order to her Examination Relateing to the aboves'd premises and hereof you are not to faile

Dated Salem May 28'th 1692
P us *John Hathorne ] Assis'ts
*Jonathan. Corwin ] Assis'ts
(Reverse) In answer to the withinmentioned warrant I have apprehended Willmot Reed Wife to Sam'll Reed of Marblehead & brought her to the house of L't Ingersals , May the 31'th 92hi>.
*James Smith Con'st for Marblehead
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 3 )