Hathorne, John. “Salem Arrest Warrant (April 4,1692).” American History Online. Facts On File, 2011. Web. 13 Dec. 2011.
1. This article is a primary source written by John Hathare on April 4, 1692. This article is written on the arrest warrants granted to both Elizabeth Proctor and Sarah Cloyce. These warrants are written on the suspicion of witchcraft. The town of Salem believes both these women to be witches. In this article, it talks about the set court date to prosecute these two women on April 11, 1692. This court will declare if they are guilty or not guilty of witchcraft.
2. I didn’t really understand some of the writing/ wording of this primary source article. This is most likely because it is written differently then things are now. I also think and wish the author would have been clearer about the case and went into more detail about it. I believe this article to have been written during the early part of the Salem witch trials because it says 19 people were hung and 150 were accused. I thought a lot more people were killed during the Salem Witch Trials.
· “Elizabeth Proctor and Sarah Cloyce, both accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.” (Hathorne, John)
· “…high Suspicion of Sundry acts of Witchcraft” (Hathorne, John)
· “Such language was typical of Salem arrest warrants, dozens more of which were issued over the course of the year.” (Hathorne, John)
· “…over 150 people had been accused and 19 hung.” (Hathorne, John)
· “…for high Suspicion of Sundry acts of Witchcraft donne or committed by them upon the bodys of the Abigail Williams, and John Indian.” (Hathorne, John)
· Was this the first case of witchcraft in Salem?
· How do you get convicted or suspected of being a which?
· How many people died during the Salem Witch trials?
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