eBook Documents of the Salem Witch Trials: Eyewitness to History, 1st Edition

  • K. David Goss
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  • ISBN-10: 1440853215
  • ISBN-13: 9781440853210
  • DDC: 133.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

Through its extensive use of primary source materials and provision of essential accompanying explanations, this book places readers into the context of late 17th-century Salem society to shed light on one of the darkest events in American history—the Salem witch trials.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents.
Historical Introduction.
Chronology.
February to May 1692.
1: Governor William Phips, “Letter Two of Governor William Phips,” February 21, 1692/1693.
2: Unknown, “Deposition of Elizabeth Hubbard V. Tituba,” February 25, 1691/1692.
3: Unknown, “Deposition of Ann Putnam, Jr. V. Tituba,” February 25, 1691/1692.
4: Ezekiel Cheever, “The Examination of Tituba,” March 1, 1691/1692.
5: Samuel Parris, “Deposition of Samuel Parris V. Tituba,” March 1, 1691/1692.
6: Deodat Lawson, “A Brief and True Narrative of Some Remarkable Passages Relating to Sundry Persons Afflicted by Witchcraft, Salem Village,” March to April 5, 1692.
7: Unknown, “Examination of Sarah Osborne,” March 1, 1691/1692.
8: Ezekiel Cheever, “Examination of Sarah Good,” March 1, 1691/1692.
9: Ezekiel Cheever, “Examination of Tituba—A Second Version,” March 1, 1691/1692.
10: Jonathan Corwin, “Summary of Examinations of Tituba,” March 1, 1691/1692.
11: Constable George Locker, “Officer’s Return,” March 1, 1691/1692.
12: Unknown, “Tituba’s Second Examination,” March 2, 1691/1692.
13: Unknown, “Mary Walcott V. Dorothy Good,” March 21, 1691/1692.
14: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Warrant V. Dorothy Good,” March 23, 1691/1692.
15: Samuel Braybrook, “Officer’s Return,” March 24, 1691/1692.
16: Unknown, “Ann Putna, Jr. V. Dorothy Good,” March 24, 1691/1692.
17: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Examination of Rebecca Nurse,” March 24, 1691/1692.
18: Unknown, “Mercy Lewis V. Dorothy Good,” April 3, 1692.
19: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Indictment No. 1 V. Sarah Cloyce, for Afflicting Abigail Williams,” April 9, 1692.
20: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Indictment No. 2 V. Sarah Cloyce, for Afflicting Mary Walcott,” April 9, 1692.
21: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Warrant for the Arrest of Giles Corey, Mary Warren, Abigail Hobbs, and Bridget Bishop,” April 18, 1692.
22: Samuel Parris, “Examination of Bridget Bishop, First Version,” April 19, 1692.
23: John Rucke, “Indictment V. Bridget Bishop, No. 1,” April 19, 1692.
24: John Rucke, “Indictment V. Bridget Bishop, No. 2,” April 19, 1692.
25: John Rucke, “Indictment V. Bridget Bishop, No. 3,” April 19, 1692.
26: John Rucke, “Indictment V. Bridget Bishop, No. 4,” April 19, 1692.
27: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Examination of Mary Warren,” April 19, 1692.
28: Unknown, “Examination of Mary Warren in Prison,” April 20, 1692.
29: Unknown, “Examination of Mary Warren,” April 21, 1692.
30: Unknown, “Deposition of Ann Putnam, Jr. V. George Burroughs, No. 1,” April 21, 1692.
31: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Examination of Mary Black,” April 22, 1692.
32: Elisha Hutchinson, “Warrant for Arrest of George Burroughs,” April 30, 1692.
33: Unknown, “Deposition of Ann Putnam, Jr. V. George Burroughs, No. 2,” May 5, 1692.
34: Unknown, “Deposition of Deliverance Hobbs V. Bridget Bishop et al.,” May 3, 1692.
35: Unknown, “Examination of Rev. George Burroughs,” May 9, 1692.
36: Unknown, “Indictment V. George Burroughs, for Afflicting Elizabeth Hubbard,” May 9, 1692.
37: Unknown, “Indictment V. George Burroughs, for Afflicting Mercy Lewis,” May 9, 1692.
38: Unknown, “Indictment V. George Burroughs, for Afflicting Ann Putnam,” May 9, 1692.
39: Unknown, “Indictment V. George Burroughs, for Afflicting Mary Walcott,” May 9, 1692.
40: Unknown, “Examination of Mary Warren,” May 12, 1692.
41: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Warrant V. Roger Toothaker,” May 18, 1692.
42: John Half, “Deposition of Rev. John Hale et al. V. Sarah Bishop,” May 20, 1692.
43: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Deposition of Thomas Putnam and Ezekiel Cheever V. Tituba,” May 23, 1692.
44: Unknown, “Thomas Gage and Pickworth V. Roger Toothaker,” May 23, 1692.
45: John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, “Warrant for Apprehension of Martha Carrier and Officer’s Return,” May 28, 1692.
46: William Stacey, “Deposition of William Stacy V. Bridget Bishop,” May 30, 1692.
47: Unknown, “Examination of Martha Carrier,” May 31, 1692.
48: Unknown, “Indictment No. 1 V. Martha Carrier, for Afflicting Mary Walcott,” May 31, 1692.
49: Unknown, “Indictment No. 2 V. Martha Carrier, for Afflicting Elizabeth Hubbard,” May 31, 1692.
50: John Hathorne and Jonathan Cowrin, “Warrant for Apprehension of Wilmott Reed,” May 28, 1692.
51: Unknown, “Indictment V. Wilmott Reed, No. 1,” May 31, 1692.
52: Unknown, “Indictment V. Wilmott Reed, No. 2,” May 31, 1692.
53: Unknown, “Examination of Wilmott Reed,” May 31, 1692.
54: Reverend Cotton Mather, “Reverend Cotton Mather Letter to John Richards,” May 31, 1692.
June to July 1692.
55: Elizabeth Hubbard, “Deposition of Elizabeth Hubbard V. Bridget Bishop and Mary Warren,” June 1, 1692.
56: Thomas Newton, “Confession of Sarah Churchill,” June 1, 1692.
57: John Hathorne and Jonathan Cowrin, “Deposition of Mary Warren V. Bridget Bishop and Nathaniel Cary,” June 1, 1692.
58: Susannah Sheldon, “Deposition of Susannah Sheldon V. Bridget Bishop, Mary English, Phillip English, Giles Corey, and Martha Corey,” Date Unknown.
59: J. Barton et al., “Physical Examination of Bridget Bishop, Rebecca Nurse, Elizabeth Proctor, Alice Parker, Susannah Martin, and Sarah Good, No. 1,” June 2, 1692.
60: Rebecah Sharpé et al., “Physical Examination of Bridget Bishop, Rebecca Nurse, Elizabeth Proctor, and Susannah Martin, No. 2,” June 2, 1692.
61: Unknown, “Deposition of John Bly, Sr. and Rebecca Bly V. Bridget Bishop,” June 2, 1692.
62: Unknown, “Deposition of John Bly, Sr. and William Bly V. Bridget Bishop,” June 2, 1692.
63: Unknown, “Deposition of John Cook V. Bridget Bishop,” June 2, 1692.
64: Unknown, “Deposition of John Louder V. Bridget Bishop,” June 2, 1692.
65: John Hathorne, “Deposition of Richard Coman V. Bridget Bishop,” June 2, 1692.
66: Steph Sewall, “Deposition of Samuel and Sarah Shattuck V. Bridget Bishop,”June 2, 1692.
67: Unknown, “Deposition of Susannah Sheldon V. Bridget Bishop,” June 2, 1692.
68: William Stoughton, “Death Warrant for Bridget Bishop,” June 10, 1692.
69: Reverend Cotton Mather et al., “The Return of Several Ministers Consulted by His Excellency and the Honorable Council Upon the Present Witchcrafts in Salem Village,” June 15, 1692.
70: Benj’a Walker et al., “Return of the Coroner’S Jury on the Death of Roger Toothaker,” June 16, 1692.
71: Rebecca Nurse, “Petition of Rebecca Nurse to the Court,” June 28, 1692.
72: Robert Payne, “Indictment No. 1 V. Candy, for Afflicting Mary Walcott,” July 2, 1692.
73: Robert Payne, “Indictment No. 2 V. Candy, for Afflicting Ann Putnam Jr.,” July 2, 1692.
74: John Hathorne, “Examination of Candy,” July 4, 1692.
75: William Stoughton, “Death Warrant for Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth How, and Sarah Wilds,” July 19, 1692.
76: Assorted Friends and Neighbors of Mary Bradbury, “Petition for Mary Bradbury,” July 11, 1692.
77: Unknown, “Indictment V. Mary Bradbury, for Afflicting Timothy Swan,” July 26, 1692.
78: Thomas Bradbury, “Testimony of Thomas Bradbury for Mary Bradbury,” July 28, 1692.
August to December 1692.
79: Examination Committee, “The Physical Examinations of George Burroughs and George Jacobs, Jr., August 4, 1692.
80: Samuel Sibley, “Samuel Sibley Against John Proctor,” August 5, 1692.
81: Reverend John Wise, “Petition for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor No. 1,” August 5, 1692.
82: Nathaniel Felton Sr. and Others, “Petition for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor No. 2,” August 5, 1692.
83: Abraham Haseltine, “Indictment V. Mary Bridges, Jr. for Afflicting Rose Foster, No. 1,” August 25, 1692.
84: Hon. William Stoughton, “Verdict and Death Sentence for Abigail Faulkner,” September 17, 1692.
85: Stephen Sewell, “Summons for Witnesses V. Mary Bradbury,” September 5, 1692.
86: Stephen Sewell, “Summons for Mary Towne and Rebecca Towne,” September 8, 1692.
87: Ann Putnam, “Ann Putnam Jr. V. Mary Bradbury,” September 8, 1692.
88: Mary Warren, “Deposition of Mary Warren V. Mary Bradbury,” September 9, 1692.
89: Mercy Lewis, “Deposition of Mercy Lewis V. Giles Corey,” September 9, 1692.
90: Robert Payne, “Indictment No. 3 V. Sarah Cloyce, for Afflicting Rebecca Towne,” September 9, 1692.
91: Mary Easty, “Petition of Mary Easty,” C. September 9 to 21, 1692.
92: Stephen Sewell and James Smith, “Summons for Witnesses Against Wilmot Redd,” September 13, 1692.
93: Mary Warren, “Mary Warren V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
94: Ann Putnam Jr., “Ann Putnam, Jr. V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
95: Sarah Dodd, “Sarah Dodd V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
96: Ambrose Gale, “Ambrose Gale V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
97: Charity Pitman, “Charity Pitman V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
98: Mary Walcott, “Mary Walcott V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
99: Elizabeth Hubbard, “Elizabeth Hubbard V. Wilmott Reed,” September 14, 1692.
100: Thomas Brattle, “The Letter of Thomas Brattle to a Reverend Gentleman,” October 8, 1692.
101: John Osgood, “Petition of John Osgood and Eight Others,” October 1692.
102: Reverend Timothy Osgood and Others, “Petition of the Andover Ministers and Twenty-Two Others,” October 18, 1692.
103: Gov. William Phips, “Letter One of Governor William Phips,” October 12, 1692.
104: Abigail Faulkner, “Petition of Abigail Faulkner,” December 3, 1692.
105: John Osgood and Others, “Petition of John Osgood and Seven Others,” December 1692.
106: George Herrick, “The Petition of George Herrick,” December 8, 1692.
107: Widow Penny and Others, “The Petition of Ten Prisoners at Ipswich,” C. January 1692.
108: Reverend Francis Dane, “The Statement by the Rev. Francis Dane on the Andover Outbreak,” January 2, 1693.
109: Unknown Court Officer, “Recognizance for Dorothy Good,” December 10, 1692.
110: Reverend Increase Mather, “Rev. Increase Mather’s Report of his Conversation in Prison with Mary Bridges, Sr., January 1692.
111: Jonathan Elatson, “Recognizance for Mary Bridges, Sr.,” January 12, 1692/1693.
Post—Salem Witch Trials— the Aftermath.
112: Unknown, “The Indictment of Tituba Indian,” May 9, 1693.
113: Jonathan Elat, “Recognizance for Mary Bridges, Sr.,” January 1692/1693.
114: George Jacobs Jr., “A Statement of Loss Submitted to the Colony of Massachusetts for Damages Upon the Estate of George Jacobs, Sr., Victim of the Salem Witch Trials,” C. 1693.
115: Hon. Samuel Sewell, “The Public Apology of the Honorable Samuel Sewall,” January 14, 1697.
116: Robert Calef, More Wonders of the Invisible World, 1700.
117: Ann Putnam Jr., “The Public Confession of Ann Putnam,” August 25, 1706.
118: Governor Joseph Dudley, “The Massachusetts General Court Makes Restitution,” December 17, 1711.
119: Conclusion: the Impact of the Salem Trials to the Present.
Annotated Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.