- On April 4, 1692 the conspiracy filed a complaint [No. 6] against Sarah Cloyce.
On April 11 she was arrested. The examination was held in Salem Town before
Thomas Danforth (the deputy governor), Isaac Addington (the secretary of the
province), John Hathorne, Major Samuel Appleton, James Russell, Captain Samuel
Sewall, and Jonathan Corwin. All of the last five were assistants to the
governor; that is, they were members of the upper legislative chamber. Sarah
Cloyce refused to confess, and in response to testimony by John Indian said,
"Oh! You are a grievous liar." She was imprisoned at Salem, then Boston.
On January 3, 1693 at the Superior Court of Judicature at Salem, the grand jury
dismissed the charge against Sarah Cloyce. Peter Cloyce paid his wife's prison
fees. Eventually they left Salem Village and settled in Marlborough.
Afterwards they moved to neighboring Sudbury, Massachusetts.
"Salem Possessed, The Social Origins of Witchcraft", 1974, Paul Boyer & Stephen
Nissenbaum, p 190.
"The Devil Discovered", 1991, Enders A. Robinson, p 274-275, 278.