The first witch to have her fate decided by the Court of Oyer and Terminer was Bridget Bishop, although she was one of the last people arrested. Bishop's most evil spell was to instill in the men of Salem the deadly sin of Lust, because she was an attractive young woman who flouted the Puritan morals by dressing in a modest black dress with a scarlet bodice. Her shape visited the men of Salem village in the middle of the night and beckoned them toward sin.
Salem Massachusetts House of Seven Gables - Samuel Wardwell (My Great Grandfather) was one of the last people hung in the Salem witch trials. He was hired as a carpenter to work on this house when it was being built
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