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SWP No. 137.8

(Indictment v. John Willard , No. 2)

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Anno Regni Regis et Reginae Willim et [] nunc Angliae &c Quarto.

Essex ss.

The Juro's for our Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King pr'sent That: John [Willage] 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 and Mary by the Grace of God of England, Scottland France and Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the faith &c and Divers other Dayes & times as well before as after. Certaine detestable Arts called Witchcrafts & Sorceries. Wickedly and felloniously hath Ssed and Exercised at and within the Towne of Salem in the County of Essex afores'd in #(and) upon and against one Ann puttnam Jun'r of Salem Village afores'd in the County afores'd Singlewoman by which said Wicked arts the said Ann puttnam Jun'r 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 & Tormented against 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.

Witnesses

Ann puttnam Jun'r

Abigaile Williams

Mary Walcott.

Susanna Sheldon

Mercy Lewis

Ann puttnam sen'r

Elizabeth Hubbard

(Reverse) No. 2 billa Vera *John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest

(Reverse) Jno Willard

( Essex County Court Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 1 Page 92 )