Samuel Sewall Dairy Timeline

  • The first Trial

    The first three people accused of being witches were examined. They would later be said guilty of bewitching the girls.
  • Excecution of the first "Witches"

    George Burroughs, John Willard, John Proctor, Martha Carrier, and George Jacobs were the first to be excecuted at Salem after being charged for being Witches. However, many thought that they were innocent.
  • Giles Cory excecuted

    Giles Corey was excecuted because he refused to accuse himself of being a Witch. He was excecuted by being crushed to death under rocks.
  • Sam Sewall Jr. recites Matthew 12

    Matthew 12:7 says, "And if you had understood the meaning of the word: 'What I want is mercy, not sacrifice,' you would nothave condemned the blameless. This reminds Samuel of the Salem Witch Trials and how the verse relates to the situation.
  • Samuel's apology

    Once the Trials were over and the hystaria had receeded, Samuel Sewall regretted what he had done. He was the only one to apologize publically for his actions.