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SWP No. 137.11

(Indictment v. John Willard , No. 7)

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

Essex ss

The Juro's 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 May 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'rs of the faith &c and Divers other Dayes & times as well before as after certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries wickedly & felloniously hath used Practised & Exercised at & within the Towneship of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in upon, and ag't one Elizabeth Hubbard of Salem Village afores'd in the County afores'd singlewoman by which said wicked arts the said Elizabeth Hubbard the s'd Eighteenth Day of May in the fourth year aboves'd and divers other Dayes & times as well before as after. was & is hurt: tortured: Afflicted consumed Pined. 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 & Provided

Wittnesses

Elizabeth Hubbard

Mary Walcott.

Abigail Williams

Susanna Sheldon.

Ann puttnam sen'r

Ann puttnam Jun'r

Mercy Lewis.

(Reverse) No 7. bill Avera *John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest

(Reverse) Jno Willard

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