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SWP No. 24.1

(Complaint of Joseph Houlton & John Walcot v. Martha Carrier , Elizabeth Fosdick , Wilmott Reed , Sarah Rice , Elizabeth How , John Alden , William Proctor , John Flood , Mary Toothaker and daughter, and Arthur Abbott )

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[May 28, 1692 ]

Salem May the 28'th 1692

Joseph Houlton and John Walcot both of Salem village Yeomen made
Complaint in behalfe of theire Majes'ts against [] Carrier
of Andover the wife of Thomas Carrier of s'd Towne husbandman [] fosdick of Maulden or charlstown [] Reed of Marble-
head the wife of Samull Reed of s'd place [] Rice of Reding
the wife of Nicholas Rice of s'd Towne [] How the wife of
James How of Topsfeild Capt John Alden of Boston Mariner, William
procter of Salem farmes, Capt John flood of Rowley marsh on
boston Mary Toothaker , the wife of Roger toothaker of Belrica,
and [] Toothaker the daughter of s'd Roger Toothaker []
Abott that lives between Ips. Topsfeild & wenham for sundry acts
of Witchcraft by them and Every one of them Committed on the
Bodys of Mary Walcot , Abigail Williams Marcy Lewis Ann putnam
and Others belonging to Salem Village or farmes Lately, to the hurt
and Injury of theire bodys therefore Craves Justice.

*Joseph houlton
*John Walcutt

Carrier of Andover---Marshall Essex
Reed of Marblehead--Const--
Rice of Reding--Const---
How of Topsfeild---Const
Wm procter ---Const--
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem Witchcraft. vol.1, no. 309.)