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SWP No. 137.10

(Indictment v. John Willard , No. 4)

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Anno Regni Regis et Reginae Willim et Mariae nunc Angliae et Quarto,

Essex ss

The Jurors for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King & Queen pr'sent: That John Willard of Salem Village in the County of Essex husb: -- the Eighteenth Day of #(April) May in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of God of England Scottland france and Ireland King & Queen Defender of the faith &c and divers other Days & times, as well before as after certaine detestable arts called Witchcrafts & Sorceries Wickedly and felloniously hath Used practised & Exercised at and within the Towneship of Salem, in the County of Essex afores'd aforesaid in upon and ag't one Abigail Williams of Salem Village in the County afores'd singlewoman by which said wicked arts. the said Abigail Williams the. s'd Eighteenth Day of May in the fourth Year aboves'd and Divers other Dayes, & times. as well before as after, was and is hurt tortured. Afflicted Pined Consumed, wasted and 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

Mary Walcott

Susanna Sheldon #(Nathan'll puttnam)

Ann puttnam Jun'r

Mercy Lewis

Ann puttnam sen'r

Elizabeth Hubbard

(Reverse) No. 4. bill Avarro *John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest

(Reverse) Jno Willard

Note: Indictments No. 5 and 6 are missing.

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 93 )