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SWP No. 114.2

(Indictment v. Wilmott Reed , No. 1)

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Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Ss//]

Anno RR's & Reginae Gulielmi & Mariae Angliae &ca Annoq'e Domini 1692

The Juriors for our Sov'r Lord and Lady the King & Queen doe present That Willmott Redd Wife of Samuel Redd of Marblehead In the County of Essex fisherman upon the Thirty first day of May In the Yeare afores'd 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 exercised At and in the Towne of Salem in the County of Essex-Aforesaid in upon and against one Eliza' Booth of Salem Aforesaid Single Woman -- by which said Wicked Acts the said #(Elizabeth Booth WIlmott Redd) Eliz'a Booth The day & yeare afore said and 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 Willmott Redd Comitted and done before and Since that time against the peace of our Sov'r Lord & Lady the King & Queen theire Crown and Dignity and the forme Of the Stattute in that case made and Provided.

(Reverse) Indictm't Vs Willmott Redd for:bewitching Eliza' Booth Ignoramus

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 3 )