Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
CLERK OF SALEM WITCH TRIALS SEWALL, STEPHEN. Autograph Document Signed, ordering a meeting of justices of the peace to be held on July 26. 1 page, 4to, moderate scattered foxing, folds, docketing on verso. Salem, 19 July 1692

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". . . [W]ee Comand you to give timely Notice unto Our Severall Justices of the peace in Essex that they & Every of them be & personaly appear at the Towne house in Salem on the last Tuesday in this Instant July being the 26th day of the same at Nine of the Clock in the Morning there to hold a Generall Sessions of the peace for s'd County of Essex to hear & determine all matters relating to the Conservation of the peace . . . ."
On the same day that this document was signed, 5 women were executed in Salem for "the horrible Crime of Witchcraft": Sarah Good, Elizabeth How, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse, and Sarah Wilds.