This week in 1692

August 6th, 2013 by admin

“I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink.”

— Sarah Good, convicted of witchcraft, hanging, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Executed July 19, 1692

After Good’s first marriage failed, she moved to Salem and remarried. Some townspeople disliked her and accused her of casting evil spells and attacking a woman at knifepoint. Good and fellow accused witches Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe, and Sarah Wildes were executed together on Salem’s Gallows Hill. When urged by Rev. Nicholas Noyes to confess, Good called him a liar, then delivered her final, now famous last words.

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