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The story of the Massachusetts Bay Colony In 1692 tragedy occurred in America the Salem Witch Trials had begun Lebeau During the 17th century people in the Massachusetts Bay Colony would be arrested and accused of having beliefs in the devil From the first arrest warrants issued on February 29 1692 to the last executions on September 22 1962 over 150 people were accused and jailed on suspicion of witchcraft Four people plus 1 infant died in prison 18 people were executed by hanging 1 person was pressed to death and 2 dogs were also hanged The incidents began when two girls nine year old Elizabeth Parris and eleven year old Abigail Williams had begun to exhibit unusual behavior they crawled under tables uttered weird sounds and screamed that they were being tortured Starkey Within a short time several other girls began to exhibit similar behavior After the fasting and prayer that had been recommended by Cotton Mather a leading Puritan minister of the time Mather who had treated bewitched children in this way before Samuel Parris one of the girls father along with other ministers of the time had failed to exorcise the demons The suspicion of witchcraft soon led to the arrest of three women women who happened to be at odds in some way with Parris Starkey The first of the women suspected and accused of witchcraft were Tituba a West Indian woman and conjurer who had been giving palmistry lessons to the girls who also happened to be Parriss slave Rebecca Nurse a deaf old woman whose family had been disputing with the Puritans in a fight for land for many years prior Sarah Good was a destitute shriveled pipe smoking hag who had professed her innocence Sarah Osborne was suspected of immorality and had never attended church that much At one point Tituba had confessed of once having had seen the devil who had appeared to
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