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Lot #239
Salem Witch Trials: Stephen Sewall Document Signed (1697)

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Clerk of court at the Salem witchcraft trials. Manuscript DS, signed “S. Sewall,” one page, 7.5 x 5.25, April 13, 1697. A full testimony from Daniell King, who "testifieth that upon the seventh Day of January last 1696 Said Joseph Bood tho now Defendant load by my hous the ox…for by Hanah Phillip the now plaintiff," with Hannah King testifying below. Sewall pens his approval and notes "that John Lewis was with him or nigh to him," before signing at the conclusion: "Sworn in Court at Ipswich, April of 13th 1697…attest S. Sewall." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #694 - Ended June 12, 2024

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