April 18 (April 8, o.s.)

Massachusetts: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, magistrates in Salem Town, issue a warrant for Elizabeth Proctor and Sarah Cloyce, accused of witchcraft on April 4, to appear for questioning at the Salem Town meetinghouse on April 11.  Although all of the witchcraft examinations in Salem so far have taken place in Salem Village, mostly in public at the meetinghouse, and have been conducted by Hathorne, the magistrates decide that these examinations will be conducted in Salem Town by Thomas Danforth, the deputy governor of Massachusetts, and that some members of the Massachusetts council will also attend.

Published in: on April 18, 2008 at 12:00 am  Comments Off on April 18 (April 8, o.s.)  
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