Diary of Samuel Sewall

  • Execution at Salem

    George Burroughs, John Willard, John Proctor, Martha Carrier and George Jacobs were killed at salem. A fair amount of people gathered to watch. All of the suspected witches said they were innocent. The judge said they all died by a righteous sentence.
  • Giles Corey Killed

    Giles Corey was pressed to death on this day. He was pressed to death because he refused to say he was a witch. His last words were "More Weight". The long torturing death took approximetly two days.
  • Petition is sent out

    A petition is sent out to the town, where samuel sewall lived. The petition was in behalf of Dorcas Hoar. He was now confessing. This is the man who was first condemned, after confessing.
  • Bill is sent in

    A bill is sent in about calling a fast, and convocation of ministers. This may have led people in the right directon of witchcraft.
  • Bill is read to public

    The bill that Mr. Samuel Sewall wrote, was read by Mr. Willard. He stood in front of people and read it, bowing at the end.