Records of Salem Witchcraft: Copied from the Original Documents ...

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Page 29 - May, in the fourth year of the reign of our sovereign lord and lady William and Mary, by the grace of God of ' England, Scotland, France and Ireland, king and queen, defenders of the faith, &c.
Page 45 - Honors do to the utmost of your powers in the discovery and detecting of witchcraft and witches, and would not be guilty of innocent blood for the world. But, by my own innocency, I know you are in the wrong way. The Lord in his infinite mercy direct you in this great work, if it be his blessed will that no more innocent blood be shed...
Page 29 - May in the fourth year abovesaid, and divers other days and times as well before as after, was and is tortured, afflicted, pined, consumed, wasted and tormented, against the peace of our sovereign lord and lady the king and queen, and against the form of the statute in that case made and provided.
Page 40 - Grace of God of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland King & Queen Defenders [p.
Page 45 - Honors not for my own life, for I know I must die, and my appointed time is set; but the Lord he knows...
Page 22 - ... wch I am condemned to die as will be known to men and angells att the great day of Judgment, begging and imploring your prayers att the throne of grace in my behalfe and your poor and humble petition'r shall for ever pray as she is bound in duty for your hon'r helth and happiness in this life and eternall felicity in ye world to come
Page 258 - ... along it, but I held it so fast that it did blot but some of it. My wife and I being much afraid that I should not preserve it for the publick use, we did think best to lay it in the bible and it lay safe that night. Againe the next [night] I would lay it there againe. but in the morning it was not to be found, the bag hanged downe empty, but after was found in a box alone. Againe while I was writing this morning I was forced to forbeare writing any more, I was so disturbed with so many things...
Page 116 - ... blood did cry for vengeance against him, and also told him that they should be clothed with white robes in Heaven when he should be cast into Hell. And immediately he vanished away. And as soon as he was gone the two women turned their faces towards me and looked as pale as a white wall, and told me that they were Mr. Burroughs' two first wives and that he had murdered them.
Page 47 - Thirdly, that the testimony of witches, or such as are afflicted as is supposed by witches, may not be improved to condemn us without other legal evidence concurring. We hope the...
Page 99 - Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the ffaith &c and Divers other Days and times as well before as after, certaine Detestable arts called Witchcrafts and Sorceries, Wickedly and...

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