Order for the Establishment of a Special Commission of Oyer & Terminer for Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex Counties
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Source Citation Governor's Council Executive Records (1692), vol. 2, pp. 176-77. Massachusetts State Archives. Boston, MA. Certified copy from the original records at Her Majesty's State Paper Office, September 16, 1846. London, UK.
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 220: Order for the Establishment of a Special Commission of Oyer & Terminer for Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex Counties
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  • May 27, 1692
  • : Records of the Governor's Council
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) not available
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) N/A
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011) N/A
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