Nathaniel Ingersoll's Ordinary, Danvers, Mass.

One of the most important landmarks in the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 was Deacon Ingersoll's ordinary, a place of lodging and refreshment. Built around 1670, the ordinary was used by visitors to Salem Village and by the magistrates and marshals of Essex County during the examinations. John Indian, Tituba's husband, worked here, and most of the accused "witches" and afflicted girls were brought to the ordinary during 1692. The earliest portion of house dates to the 17th century.
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