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SWP No. 035: Sarah Cole (of Salem)

SWP No. 35.1

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(Warrant for apprehension of Hannah Carroll & Sarah Cole (of Salem) & Officer's Return )

[September 15, 1692 ]

To the Sheriffe of the County of Essex or #[their] his Deputy Complaint haveing ben made to us their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem by Henery Brage of Salem labourer against Hannah Carrell wife of Nathaniell Carell whele right. & Sarah Coale , wife of Abraham Coale of Salem Taylor. for that the Said Hannah Carrell Did Sometimes one of them & Sometimes Both. together Severall Times ffeloniously afflict Torture & Torment William Brage Son of Henr' Brage by that Diabollicall art of witchcraft, & the Said Henr' Brage hath given in bond to procecut his said Complaint to Effect./ These are therefore in their Majesties names to. -- require you forthwith to Apprehend & Seize the Bodyes of the Said Hanah Carrell & Sarah Coale & Bringe them before their Majesties Justices of the Peace in Salem in order to their Examination for w'ch this shall be your sufficient warrant
Dated in Salem: 10'th Sep'r 1692.
*Bartho Gedney
*John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin
*John Higginson

(Reverse) Sep 15'th 1692 By virture hereof I have apprehended the body of Sarah Cole within named and left her under Guard in the town of salem in order to her Examination
by me

*Geo. Herrick Dep'y sheriff
Sara: Coale. Exa: 16:7 92

( MS Ch K 1.40, vol. 2, p. 12, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA. )

SWP No. 35.2

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(Recognizance for Sarah Cole (of Salem) by Abraham Coal )

[January 14, 1693 ]


That on the fourteenth day of January 1692 in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord & Lady William and Mary by the Grace of God of [of] England &c King and Queen Defenders of the faith &c Personally appeared before Jno Ha[] Esq'r one of their Maj'ties Justices for the County of Essex #[There] Abraham Cole of Salem Taylor and acknowledged himselfe to be oweing and Indebted unto our said Soveraigne Lord and Lady and the survivor of them their Heires and Successors in the sum'e of fifty pounds money to be Levied on his Lands and Tenements goods and Chattles for the use of our s'd Soveraigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen or the Survivor them on Condition That -- Sarah Cole his wife shall [shall] personally appear before the Justices of our s'd Lord and Lady the King & Queen at the next Court of Assizes & Gen'll Goall Delivery to be holden for the County of Essex and in the mean time to be of Good behaveour and then and there to answer to all Such matters and things as shall in their Maj'ties behaffe be alledged against her and to do and receive that w'ch by the said Court shall be then and there Injoyned her and thence not to depart without Lycence

Attest *Joha. Elatson Cler

(Reverse) Recognizance Abraham Coal of Salem
for Sarah Coal his wife
Appeared & Clear'd by proclamation

( Massachusetts Archives Collection, Vol. 135 No. 108. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA.)

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