April 23 (April 13, o.s.)

Massachusetts: The afflicted girl Ann Putnam of Salem Village complains that she is being tortured by a new tormentor, fourteen-year-old Abigail Hobbs of neighboring Topsfield.  Hobbs has a history of making flippant remarks about having signed a pact with Satan, so it’s hardly surprising that she would become a target of witchcraft allegations as the panic over witches in Essex County begins to deepen.

Published in: on April 23, 2008 at 12:00 am  Comments Off on April 23 (April 13, o.s.)  
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