Samuel Sewall

  • executed

    This day George Burrought, John Willard, John Proctor, Martha Carriel, and George Jacobs were executed at Salem, a very great number of spectators being present.
    Mr.Cotton Mather, Mr.Sims, Hale, Noyes, Cheever, and all.
  • Giles Cory

    About noon, at Salem, Giles Cory was pressed to death for standing mute. Gardner of Nantucket who had been of his acquaintance, but all in vain.
  • Bill

    A bill is sent about calling a fast, and convocation of ministers, that may be led in the right way as to the witchcraft.
  • Prayed

    I prayed that god would pardon all my sinful wanderings and direct me for the future; that God would bless the Assembly in their debates, and that he would choose and assist our judges, etc.,and save New England as to enemies and witchcrafts and vindicate the late judges, consisting with his justice and holiness, etc., with fasing.
  • Verse

    Sam recites to me in Latins, Matthew 12 from the 6th to the end of the 12th verse.The 7th verse did awfully bring to mind the Salem tragedy