Friday, March 12, 2010



I picked this word because I think that this describes a lot about the people in the town and in court. Cause they felt like the law and the decision were very chosen fairly. And that made them happy. They said that if you were accused and you lied and said no I am not you would be killed. But, if you were accused and you said yes I am then you would be saved for death. They just rely felt satisfaction. Witch made them fell also more safe with the families and friends with out witches around.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Samuel Sewall (Topsfeild)

Samuel Sewall,was born in 1652 in Hampshire, England. He was one of the judges, issued a public confession of guilt and an apology. He shifted blame to others. He was also famous for his diary. Sewall was a representative of a new breed of Puritans who took more interest in secular matters like business, politics, and good living. Sewall kept a diary for almost fifty-seven years (1673-1729). It was an excellent indicator of the manners and mores of the times. A good edition is The Diary of Samuel Sewall edited by M. Halsey Thomas, 1973.