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SWP No. 13.6

(Indictment No. 5 v. Bridget Bishop, for Afflicting Ann Putnam )

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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 Nyneteenth
Day of April -- 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 Artes
called Witchcrafts & Sorceries, Wickedly and felloniously hath used
Practised & Exercised at and within the Towneship of Salem, afores'd
in upon ag't one. Ann puttnam of Salem Village in the County afore-
s'd singlewoman by which said wicked Arts the said Ann puttnam the
s'd Nyneteenth Day of April in the fourth Year aboves'd and
divers other Dayes & times as well before as after was & is hurt, tortured,
Afflicted Pined Consumed wasted & Tormented ag't the Peace of
our said Sovereigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen and against
the forme of the Statute in that Case made & Provided./.

Wittnesses
Ann puttnam Jun'r
M'r Sam'll paris
Nathan'll Ingersoll
Thomas puttnam
Mercy Lewis
Mary Walcott
Abigail Williams
Elizabeth Hubbard

(Reverse) Billa vera
*John Rucke foreman in the name of the Rest
(Reverse) (5) 5. Bills ag't Brid't Bishop alias Olliver found by the Grand
Inquest #[9]#[2] ["2" written over "9"]folio 966
( Essex County Court Archives, vol. 1, no. 124. )