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SWP No. 13.4

(Indictment No. 2 v. Bridget Bishop, for Abigail Williams)

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[+ June 2, 1692]

Anno Regni Regis et Reginae Willim et
Mariae nunc Angliae &'c Quarto./

Essex ss

The Juro'r for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen
p'rsent#[s] that Bridgett Bishop als Olliver the wife of Edward Bishop of
Salem in the County of Essex Sawyer -- the #[Day] Nyneteenth Day of
Aprill 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 Defend'r of the faith &'c and Divers other
dayes & times as well before as after. certaine Detestable Arts #[of] called
Witchcrafts & Sorceries. wickedly and felloniously hath used Practised
& Exercised. at and within the Towneship of Salem in the County of
Essex afores'd in upon and ag't one Abigail Williams of Salem Village
in the County of Essex afores'd singlewoman by which said wicked
Arts the said Abigail Williams the Nyneteenth Day of April afores'd in
the fourth Year aboves'd and divers other Dayes and times as well
before as after, was, and is tortured Afflicted. Pined Consumed wasted
& tormented ag't the Peace of our said Sovereigne Lord & Lady the
King & Queen and ag't the forme of the Statute in that Case made
and Provided

Wittnesses
Abigail Williams
M'r Sam'll paris Sworne
Nathan'll Ingersoll Sworne
Thomas puttnam Sworne
Mercy Lewis
Ann puttnam Jun'r Sworne.
Mary #[Warren] Walcott Sworne
Elizabeth Hubbard Sworne.
Jn'o Bligh & Rebekah
his wife Sworn
Samuel Shattock & Sarah his
wife Sworn
William Bligh Sworne
William Stacey Sworne
John Loader Sworne.

(Reverse) Billa vera *John Ruck foreman in the name of the Rest
(2)
( Essex County Court Archives, Salem - Witchcraft. vol. 1, no. 67.)