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SWP No. 043: Sarah Dustin

(See also: Lydia Dustin -- Writ of Habeas Corpus)

SWP No. 43.1

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(Warrant for the Apprehension of Sarah Dustin, and Officer's Return)

[May 8, 1692 ]

Whereas Complaint hath bin exhibited before us by mr Thomas Putnam & mr Jno putnam Jun'r of Salem Village In the behalfe of theyr Majestys against Sarah Dastin of Redding Single Woeman for high suspition of severall Acts of Witchcraft done or comitted by hir upon the Bodyes of Mercy Lewis, Mary Walcott, Anna putnam & Abigall Williams all of Salem Village & craved Justice Therefore you are in theyer Majestyes Names Required forthwith to Apprehend the afores'd Sarah Dastin of Redding Single Woeman & hir Safely convey unto the house of leu't Nathaniell Ingersolls of Salem Village upon the Ninth day of this Instant May by Twelve of the Clock in the foreNoone in order to hir examination #[& hereof faile n] upon the premises & hereof faille nott att y'or perill Salem. May 8'th 1692 .
To the Constable of Redding
P us *John Hathorne
*Jonathan. Corwin { Assis'ts

(Reverse) In obediance to this warant I have brought the body of Sarah Dastin of Redding singal woman to the house of Leu't Nathanall Ingerson of Salem. Villeg the nint of this Instant Maye: 1692
*John Parker
Constable of Redding

( Essex County Archives Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2, no. 99 )

Salem Witchcraft Papers