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Salem witch trials

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murphy peters

on 7 October 2012

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Salem Witch Trials Rebecca Nurse

She married Francis Nurse, a farmer, and they rented a large house on 300 acres of land near Salem Village; they had fours sons and four daughters. In 1678 the Nurses obtained the title to the house and land, and over the next fourteen years they became highly respected members of the community. What was Rebecca Nurses social and economic status in the Salem community? Yes she was and while she was being trialed she would say "I have got nobody to look to but God" and"I am innocent as the child unborn, but surely, what sin hath God found out in me unrepeated of, that He should lay such an affliction on me in my old age." And when she was accused the Nurses were banned from the church.

Was Rebecca Nurse regarded as a good Christian? Did she suffer from Ill health or any other hardship? In March 1692 Putnam interrupted a church service and targeted Rebecca Nurse as one of the principal witches . Ann Putnam, Sr. also began accusing Rebecca Nurse of witch craft. Was she accused of witch craft or was she the accuser? On March 23, 1692, Rebecca Nurse was arrested and sent to the Salem jail even though she had been ill and was confined to her bed. And while she was being trialed, she was asked a question and she said nothing because she couldn't hear because of her old age and every one believed that the reason why she didn't say any thing because she was guilty of being a witch.
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