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Hannah Duston's Conversion Statement to the Haverhill Congregation, 1724. (Haverhill Historical Society Collections)

Twenty-seven years after her captivity experience, at 67 years of age, Hannah Duston acknowledges its place in her spiritual development. She states, "I am Thankful for my Captivity, twas the Comfortablest time that ever I had: In my Affliction God made his Word Comfortable to me." (Full Text of the Document)
Haverhill Historical Society Collections
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