The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society

9780217548168: The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WITCHCRAFT RECORDS RELATING TO TOPSFIELD. COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE CLERK OF COURTS FOR ESSEX COUNTY; IN THE MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES AT THE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON; AND IN. VOLUMES OF WITCHCRAFT PAPERS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BOSTON, AND AT THE ESSEX INSTITUTE, SALEM. BY GEORGE FRANCIS DOW. Warrant V. Rebecca Nurse. To the Marshall of Essex, or his deputie. There Being complaint this day made (before vs by Edward Putnam and Jonathan Putnam yeomen both of Salem Village, against Rebecca Nurse the wife of franc" Nurce of Salem Village for vehement suspition of haueing committed Sundry acts of witchcraft and thereby haueing donne much hurt and Injury to the Bodys of Ann Putnam the wife of Thomas Putnam of Salem Village and Ann Putnam ye daughter of said Thomas Putnam and Abigail Williams &c. You are therefore in theire Majesties names hereby required to apprehend and bring before vs Rebecca Nurce the wife of ffranc Nurce of Salem Village to Morrow aboute Eight of ye clock in the aforenoon at the house of Leut Nath Note.--The following papers, when not otherwise indicated, are in the custody of the Clerk of Essex County Courts, at Salem. (39) aniell Ingersoll in Salem Village in order to her examination Relateing to ye abouesd premises and hereof you are not to faile Salem. March the 23d 169} John Hathorne ) a . . P vs Jonathan Corwin £Assists- March 24th 169J. I have apprehended ye body of Rebeca Nurse and brought her to ye house of Leut. Nath: Ingersal where shee is in Custody pr GEORGE HERRICK Marshall of Essex. Indictment V. Rebecca Nurse No. I. Anno Regni Regis et Reginee et Mariee nunc Anglice &' Quarto. Essex. SS. The JuroTM for our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King and Queen pesents that Rebecca Nurs...

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