Oaths of Thomas Newton as Attorney General and Stephen Sewall as Clerk of the Court of Oyer and Terminer
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Source Citation Essex County Court Archives, vol. 1, no. 2, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Archives, on deposit James Duncan Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 264: Oaths of Thomas Newton as Attorney General and Stephen Sewall as Clerk of the Court of Oyer and Terminer
  • June 2, 1692: Oath of Office
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See pp. 98-99 of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 3, pp. 868-869: Oath of Thomas Newton as Attorney General
Vol. 3, p. 869: Oath of Stephen Sewall as Clerk
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960)
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) Vol. 1, pp. 9-10: Oath of Thomas Newton as Attorney-General
Vol. 1, p. 10: Oath of Stephen Sewall as Clerk


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