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Thursday - October 5

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us
The Friends of the Fremont Library will present this program on Thursday
October 5 at 6:30 pm at the Fremont Library. This program is funded by the
NH Humanities.

On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to
have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns
explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using
facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to
arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the
reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the
fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked.
This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when
nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a
variety of other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and

Margo Burns, the presenter, is the 10th-generation great-granddaughter of
Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged in Salem in 1692 on the charge of witchcraft.
She is the project manager and an associate editor of Records of the Salem
Witch-Hunt, published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press. This work is
the definitive collection of transcriptions of the legal records of the
episode. Burns currently works at St. Paul's School, as the Director of The
Language Center, where she is also the adviser to a student club, the
International Lunchtime Animation Festival (iLAF), which taps her personal
library of animation of over 750 titles. For more information call 603-895-9543.

Friends of the Fremont Library - We provide resources to the Fremont Library to make it a more vital part of the community. FOFL meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the library on 7 Jackie Bernier Drive, Fremont, NH. Contact: Warren Gerety or Pat Gerety, phone: 244-2205 or email:



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