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Digital Collections receive 238,000 hits since July Monday, October 18, 2010

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The digital collections of the Connecticut State Library and Treasures of Connecticut Libraries received 238,704 hits from July to September. Most activity was in the Connecticut’s Aerial Surveys collection which has the aerial photographs for the entire state from 1934 and 1965 and a group of aerials showing areas damaged by the flood and hurricane of 1938.

 

Testimony in the Case of Goodwife Seager, accused of witchcraft, circa 1662

Testimony in the Case of Goodwife Seager, accused of witchcraft, circa 1662

 

Another collection includes documents from the Courts. In the Case of Goodwife Seager (Elizabeth Seagar), from the early 1660s, Goodwife Seager and Goodwife Rebecca Greensmith are accused of witchcraft.

Stephen Hart, Daniel Pratt and Josiah Wilard testify that “Goodwife/ seager said … That the reason why she sent/ satan, was because he knew she was no witch…” Tip: See our page on Reading and Interpreting Old Handwriting

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