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Original Documents Related to the Salem Witchcraft Trials and "Alice Doane's Appeal"

Autographs
Pages from Texts

Autographs

Autograph of John Hathorne from Perley's <I>History of Salem</I>
Autograph of John Hathorne from Perley's History of Salem
 (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Autograph of Jonathan Corwin from Perley's <I>History of Salem</I>
Autograph of Jonathan Corwin from Perley's History of Salem
 (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Samuel Parris Autograph
Samuel Parris Autograph
 (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
John Proctor Autograph
John Proctor Autograph
The autograph of John Proctor, executed for witchcraft August 19, 1692.  (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)

Pages from Texts

Title Page of Cotton Mather's  <I>The Wonders of the Invisible World </I>
Title Page of Cotton Mather's The Wonders of the Invisible World
Cotton Mather's defense of the Salem Witchcraft Trials portrayed those involved as caught in a battle between the forces of good and evil in the New World.  
<I/>A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft,</I> 1697, by John Hale.
A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft, 1697, by John Hale.
Title Page of Rev. John Hale's brief history of the Salem Witchcraft trials, A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft, 1697. Hale was the Pastor of the Church in Beverly, Massachusetts until 1700 and an ardent supporter of the witch hunts of 1692. His opinion changed, however, when his second wife, Sarah (Noyes), was accused.  (courtesy of The Beverly Historical Society)
Title Page, Cotton Mather's Sermon, \"Humiliations followed by Deliverences,\" published in 1697. ŠThe Huntington Library
Title Page, Cotton Mather's Sermon, "Humiliations followed by Deliverences," published in 1697. ŠThe Huntington Library
In this sermon, Mather gives the first account of Hannah Duston's captivity and escape from the Abenaki Indians. Mather interviewed Duston after her return to Haverhill, Massachusetts. A revised version later appeared in his Magnalia Christi Americana, 1702. (courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA)
Title Page, <I/>The Whole Booke of Psalms,</I>
Cambridge, 1640. ŠThe Huntington Library
Title Page, The Whole Booke of Psalms, Cambridge, 1640. ŠThe Huntington Library
The "Bay Psalm Book," the name generally given to The Whole Booke of Psalms, was the authorized hymnal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the first book printed in the English colonies. John Cotton wrote the Preface and Richard Mather, John Eliot, and Thomas Weld did the translation.  (courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA)
Title Page of \"The World Bewitch'd\" (London, 1695)by Balthazar Bekker, D.D. and Pastor at Amsterdam
Title Page of "The World Bewitch'd" (London, 1695)by Balthazar Bekker, D.D. and Pastor at Amsterdam
 (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Charles Upham's <I/>Salem Witchcraft<I>
Charles Upham's Salem Witchcraft
Title Page from Charles Upham's Salem Witchcraft (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)



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