1 May 2010
Salem Witch Trial: Hangings
Theses— There were many casualties of the Salem Witch Trials and there are still many mysteries today. * Salem History and Background * Witch Craft Starting * Symptoms of Witch Craft * People Accused of Witch Craft * Trials * Hangings * End of the Witch Hunt
1 May 2010
Salem Witch Trials: Hanging’s
In1688, John Putnam invited Samuel Parris to preach in the Village church (“An Account of. . .”). A year later inflation adjustments, and free firewood, Parris accepted the job as Village minister r(“An Account of…”). He moved to Salem Village with his wife Elizabeth, his six year old daughter Betty, niece Abagail Williams, and his Indian slave Tituba (“An Account of…”). Sometime during February of 1692 young Betty Parris became strangely ill (“Salem Witch Trials”). The cause of her symptoms seemed to match those of Ergot (“Salem Witch Trials”). Betty’s behavior in some ways mirrored that of witch craft (“Salem Witch Trials”). It was easy to believe with an Indian war raging less than several miles away that the devil was close in hand (An Account of…”).
Talk of witch craft increased when other playmates of Betty’s began to exhibit similar unusual behavior (“An Account of…”). William Griggs, a doctor, was called in to examine the girls he suggested that the girl’s problems might have a supernatural origin (“An Account of…”). The number of girls afflicted continued to grow rising to seven (“An Account of…”). The girls contorted into poses, fell down into frozen postures, and complained of biting and pinching sensations (“An Account of…”). Sometime after February 25 and 29 the first three accused of witch craft were Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborn (“Salem Witch Trials”). Tituba was an obvious choice (“Salem Witch Trials”). Sarah Good was a beggar (“Salem
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