In January 1692, Elizabeth Paris and Abigail Williams began having violent fits. The two girls excused some of Elizabeth's slaves to acts of bewitching them
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The accused witches were put onto questioning. One of them confessed and the other two denied. The person who confessed claimed that there was other witches obeying the devil too.
In May the governor of Massachusetts William Phips established a court of oyer and the terminer on the cases. On June 2nd, the court had its first conviction against Bridget Bishop he was a suspected witch.
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Bridget Bishop was hanged on what would be known as Gallows Hill in Salem. She was one of the first people to get hanged. There was 5 more people that was hanged just that same month and 7 others died in jail.
The minister and. his father began urging there was not enough evidence to prove that witchcraft is actually going on.
In October 1692, Governor Phips dissolved the Court of Oyer and Terminer and released the people in prison for witchcraft charges. In January 1697, the Massachusetts General Court declared a day os fasting for the tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials and they cleared all of the names of those who were put to death because of it