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The trial of George Jacobs
Samuel Gray's Testimony at a Salem Witch Trial

The witch mania in Salem, Massachusetts began in February, 1692 when a group of teenaged girls began experiencing psychological troubles. With the community ripe for a scapegoat, a series of arrests took place in which eventually hundreds were accused of witchcraft. Pictured here is the trial of George Jacobs, who was one of twenty to be executed in Salem. (Men could be witches, too!) Below is the testimony of Samuel Gray made during the trial of Bridget Bishop, another of the twenty who were executed in that terrible year.

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