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Salem, Massachusetts

Salem
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
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Salem, is a village and trading center, was first settled by a company of fishermen. who had come to Massachusetts to obtain religious freedom for themselves, but had no particular interest in establishing a haven for other faiths. The laws are harsh, with punishments that include fines, deprivation of property, banishment or imprisonment. One of the most widely known aspects of Salem is its witchcraft allegations started with Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, and their friends. People believe witchcraft to be real. Nothing causes more fear in the religious community than people possessed by demons, and witchcraft is a serious felony. Judge Hathorne is the best known of the witch trial judges, and is known as the “Hanging Judge” for sentencing witches to death.

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