Samuel Sewall

By Nick6
  • Meeting

    Went to Salem, where, in the meeting-house, the persons accused of witchcraft were examined. Was a very great asembly.
  • Giles Cory

    About noon at Salem, GIles Cory was pressed to death for standing mute; much pains was used with him two days, one after another, by the court and Capt. GArdner of Nantucket who had been of his acquaintence, but all n vain.
  • Bill

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

    Sam recites to me in Latin, Mathew 12 from the 6th to the end of the 12th verse. The 7th verse did awfully bring to mind the Salem Tragedy.
  • Copy of the bill

    Copy of the bill I put up on the fast day, giving itto Mr. Willard as he passed by, and standing up at the reading of it, and bowing when finished; in the Afternoon.