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This is about witchcraft and is started like this In the winter of 1691-92 several people in Salem Village most of them young women but eventually including a few men and boys began behaving in a strange unusual manner with an affect which was interpreted as illness The towns minister Samuel Parris whose daughter and niece were among those with this odd affect sought to cure the perceived problem with prayer others including a doctor of physic who was called in felt that the people in question were afflicted with a witchs supernatural curse and this diagnosis came to be accepted as true Friends and relatives prompted the afflicted people to name their supposed tormentors On 29 February 169192 after over a month of acting oddly the afflicted named three local women as witches One of these women a slave of Mr Parris named Tituba said when questioned that she was a witch that the two others arrested were witches and that there were two other women and a man from Boston involved Shrewdly or luckily Tituba had realized that the best thing she could do in her situation was to tell the investigators what they wanted to hear Thus the diagnosis -- of affliction by witches -- was proven to be correct and at the same time the extent of the perceived problem expanded from three to who knew how many The strange affect of Parriss children and an increasing number of others continued and these afflicted continued to supply names of supposed witches By the end of the year there were about Fifty persons with the affect of being afflicted nineteen people and two dogs had been hung for witchcraft another had been tortured to death five had died in prison from lack of proper food or shelter and the jails were full with those awaiting trial In 1768 Hutchinson published the first history of this witch panic He considered
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