Warrant for the Execution of Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth How, & Sarah Wilds, and Officer's Return
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Source Citation MS Am 48, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011) #27 (pp. 80-81): Death Warrant for Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth How, and Sarah Wilds (July 12, 1692) and Officer's Return (July 19, 1692)
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 418: Warrant for the Execution of Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth How, & Sarah Wilds, and Officer's Return
  • July 12, 1692: Warrant for Execution
  • July 19, 1692: Officer's Return
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See pp. 98-99 of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 2, pp. 377-378: Death Warrant v. Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth How and Sarah Wilds
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960)
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) not available


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