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Unknown, Life During The Salem Witch Trail Trial

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Salem Witch Trials Twenty four people were killed during the Salem Witch Trail madness. How, you ask, did this happen (Unknown, Life In Salem 1692, 2013)? In 1692 a circle of young girls started a sport in the middle of this town. Witch Craft. Witch craft was illegal in the town of Salem and considered a black art. But these girls didn’t care they wanted to have some fun. They gathered at the home of the avid preacher Cotton Mather. His Caribbean slave, Tituba, was a person of the dark art and entertained these girls most likely by the reading of tea leaves and palms. Then Ann Putnam, one of the girls in the circle, wanted to take it a little farther. They started by saying that they were being haunted by people and that they rode on brooms. One of the first people they named was Tituba. She confessed to being a witch after she was found making a “witch cake”. (Unknown, Tituba, 2013) The first imprisoned witch, Bridget Bishop, was killed the June of the year 1692. Eighteen others followed Bridget Bishop to Salem’s Gallows Hill, while some 150 people were incriminated over the next distinct months. By September 1692, the delirium had begun to dwindle and public opinion turned against the examination. (Unknown, SALEM WITCH TRIALS, 2014) …show more content…

After a local doctor, William Griggs, announced bewitchment, other young girls in the community, including Ann Putnam Jr., Mercy Lewis, Elizabeth Hubbard, Mary Walcott and Mary Warren began to display similar symptoms. In late February, arrest warrants were issued for the Parris’ Caribbean slave, Tituba, along with Sarah Good, the homeless beggar, Sarah Osborn, the poor elderly. The girls had accused them of bewitching. (Unknown, SALEM WITCH TRIALS,

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