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SWP No. 94.6

(Indictment v. Rebecca Nurse , No. 3)

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Anno Regni Regis et Reginae et Mariae nunc: Angliae &c Quarto: Essex ss

The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen pr'sents, that Rebecca Nurse the wife of Francis Nurse Sen'r of Salem Village in the County of Essex husb -- the four & twentyeth day of March -- in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland France & Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the Faith &c and Divers Dayes & times as well before as after. certaine Detestable Arts of witchcraft & Sorceries. wickedly & felloniously hath used Practised & Exercised at & within the towneship of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in upon & ag't one Elizabeth Hubbard of Salem Village afores'd in the County afores'd singlewoman -- the s'd four & twentieth day of March in the fourth year aboves'd and divers other Dayes & times as well before as after. was and is hurt tortured Afflicted Pined wasted consumed & tormented ag't the Peace of our said Sovereigne Lord. and Lady the King & Queen and ag't the forme of the Statute in that case made and Provided

Witnesses

Elizabeth Hubbard

Mary Walcott

Abigail Williams

Ann Puttnam Jun'r

(Endorsement.)

(Reverse)

Bill Avara *John Rucke forman in the name of the Rest

(Reverse) No. 3

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 19 )