Connecticut State Library to Twitter lines from Witchcraft Documents Wednesday, September 30, 2009Posted by pbaran in updates.
Twenty people were accused of witchcraft in Connecticut during the seventeenth century, thirteen in the Hartford witchcraft outbreak of 1662-1663 and seven during the Fairfield outbreak of 1692-1693. Seven of those were tried and four were executed. The Samuel Wyllys Papers at the Connecticut State Library contains documents from these trials. The Matthew Grant Diary established the identity of the first person executed as a witch in New England. During the month of October, the Connecticut State Library will be posting lines from these documents on Twitter. You can follow us at http://twitter.com/LibraryofCt or find us using #CTwitch.