Margaret Scott was hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in September 1692 after she was found guilty of witchcraft. The indictment against her will be auctioned off by a New York gallery. The document is expected to sell for more than $25,000.
Unlike most of the Salem "witches," Margaret Scott was not from Salem. She was from the nearby town of Rowley
Scott was accused of “certaine detestable arts called witchcraft and sorceries,” and was later hanged as part of the last group of executions during the fabled 1692 Salem Witch Trials, which resulted in the hanging of 19 people accused of consorting with the devil.
The auction is open to the public. You can read more at http://goo.gl/nkdyH.
You can read more about Margaret Scott's unfortunate accusations, trial, and death at http://goo.gl/3Oq19.
NOTE: Technically, all of the so-called "Salem Witches" were hanged in what was then called Salem Village although today that area is a part of the town of Danvers.
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