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SWP No. 35.1

(Warrant for apprehension of Hannah Carroll & Hannah Carroll and Sarah Cole & Officer's Return) [September 15, 1692 ]

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To the Sheriffe of the County of Essex or #[their] his Deputy Complaint
haveing ben made to us their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem
by Henery Brage of Salem labourer against Hannah Carrell wife of
Nathaniell Carell whele right. & Sarah Coale , wife of Abraham Coale
of Salem Taylor. for that the Said Hannah Carrell Did Sometimes
one of them & Sometimes Both. together Severall Times feloniously
afflict Torture & Torment William Brage Son of Henr' Brage by that
Diabollicall art of witchcraft, & the Said Henr' Brage hath given in
bond to procecut his said Complaint to Effect./ These are therefore
in their Majesties names to. -- require you forthwith to Apprehend
& Seize the Bodyes of the Said Hanah Carrell & Sarah Coale & Bringe
them before their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem in order
to their Examination for w'ch this shall be your sufficient warrant

Dated in Salem: 10'th Sep'r 1692.

*Bartho Gedney
*John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson

(Reverse)
Sep 15'th 1692
By virture hereof I have apprehended the body of Sarah Cole within
named and left her under Guard in the town of salem in order to
her Examination
by me *Geo. Herrick Dep'y sheriff
Sara: Coale.
Exa: 16:7 92
( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 12, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Boston Public Library. )