Samuel Sewell

By Bubba72
  • meeting

    Went to Salem, where in the meeting-house, the persons accused of witchcraft were examined. Was a very great assembly.
  • 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 acquaintance, but all in vein
  • Stoughton

    William Stoughton, Esq., John Hathorne, Esq., Mr. Cotton Mather, and Capt. John Higginson, and my brother, were at my house speaking about publishing some trials of the witches. Mr. Stoughton went away and left us, it began to rain and was very dark, so that, getting, some way beyond the fortification, was fain to Henchman's room.
  • Sam recites bible

    Sam recites to me in Latin, Matthew 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 it to Mr. Willard as he passed by, and standing up at the reading of it, and bowing when he finished; in the Afternoon.