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SWP No. 115.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Sarah Rice )

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To The Constables in Reding

You are in theire Majesties names hereby required to apprehend and bring before us Sarah Rice the wife of Nicholas Rice of Reding on Tuesday next being the 31't day of this Instant moneth. at the house of L't Nathan'l Ingersalls at Salem Village aboute ten of the Clock in the forenoon, who stand charged with haveing Committed sundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Walcot and Abigail Williams & others. to theire great hurt: &c in order to her Examination Relateing to the premises aboves'd faile not Dated Salem May 28'th 1692

[Pbar ] us *John Hathorne ] Assis'ts

*Jonathan. Corwin ]

(Reverse) In obedence to this warant I have brought the Body of Sarah Rice the wife of Nicolas Rice of Redding to the howse of Leu't nathanal Ingersons in Salem Viledg the :31: of this Instant May: 1692

Atest *John Parker Constable for Redding

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 52 )