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01:33 min | 5 months ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Very vigorous shipbuilding industry. That the sawmills in Maine we're providing the timber four. The very well developed pines were perfect for ships Mass. These early main communities, places like Thelma Up in Casco Bay and Wells York and Sacco all served as borderland between the safer realm of Massachusetts and the evil of the frontier. Up north more than anywhere else The settlers could think of was darkness and danger. Around 16 50 to a group of settlers and main decided to petition parliament back in England or the ability to rule themselves. But when word of their plans got out, the government in Massachusetts became worried. They were getting rich off of those main frontiersmen, and they didn't want to lose that. So they examined their own charter and somehow found a loophole that gave them authority over Maine. Convenience. I know. Don't go assuming that the government of Massachusetts rushed in to grab control of Maine because they love the place. No, they love the resource is that flowed out of it on the wealth that pumped into their economy. Remain itself was something straight out of their Puritan nightmares. The Puritans in Boston and Salem main was a godless land. Settlers there rejected English communal order and were less interested in building the Puritan city on a hill that was so important to the folks in Salem. Abigail Hobbs. New stepmother was a.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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02:34 min | 10 months ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"It was a bloody violent time, too. Both sides to hostages. Both sides went back on their promises that could have ended the fighting. There were stories of native Children having their head smashed in and of pregnant English women being murdered and sculpt. Both sides crossed the line of human decency Far too often. Mary Beth Norton once again The Indian war than finally came to an end more or less with a truce in 16 78. It was devastating to the English who had settled in Maine and New Hampshire. They had abandoned their communities in that period. They moved back in and then the second war started in 16 88, and it all happened all over again. It was devastating. It was devastating War. Basically, the Indian wars devastated the economy of Maine and made in a lot of ways never really recovered. People didn't come back until the 17 twenties, and when they did, a lot of the entrepreneurial energy was gone. So it was really very bad. Abigail Hobbs family were some of the people displaced by that war. They left Topsfield in 16 80 to looking for a better life. Most of the land in and around Salem was owned by a small handful of wealthy families like the porters and Putnam's. Main had represented their chance to get out from under the thumb of the 1% and make a better life for themselves elsewhere. The Indian wars as they called them back, then ruined all of that. Another person affected by the war was George Burrows. Now, if that name sounds familiar, that's because Burrow served as minister of the Salem Village Church years before Samuel Paris Way back in 16 81. He started up in Maine, where he was the minister. There. Attack on phone with back in August of 16 76 left dozens of settlers dead and sent a wave of refugees south to safer territory. Burrows managed to escape along with a three year old girl named Mercy Lewis, whose entire family had been killed. After living and working for a time in the town of Salisbury, he and Mercy traveled farther self, eventually arriving in Salem Village in 16 81. Keep listening. You can hear the rest of this podcast all of its episodes and discover thousands of others all available to you for free right now by downloading the I heart radio.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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01:55 min | 1 year ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Beth Norton professor of American history at Cornell University remain in the sixteen seventies and sixty nineties was really where the action was as far as profit to be made in New England and Boston people had bought land they had set up sawmills Boston had a very vigorous shipbuilding industry that the sawmills in Maine we're providing the timber for these very well developed pines were perfect for ships masts these early Maine communities places like palm up in Casco Bay and wells York and Sacco all served as borderland between the safer realm of Massachusetts and the evil of the frontier up north more than anywhere else the settlers could think of was darkness and danger in sixteen fifty two a group of settlers in Maine decided to petition parliament back in England or the ability to rule themselves but when word of their plans got out the government in Massachusetts became worried they were getting rich off of those main frontiers men and they didn't want to lose that so they examine their own charter and somehow found a loophole that gave them authority over me Venus I know don't go assuming that the government of Massachusetts rushed in to grab control of main because they love the place no they loved the resources that flowed out of it and the wealth that pumped into their economy the main itself was something straight out of their puritan nightmares to the Puritans in Boston and Salem Maine was a godless land the settlers there rejected English communal order and we're less interested in building the puritan city on a hill that was so important to the folks in Salem Abigail Hobbs new step mother was a great.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

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01:44 min | 1 year ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"The Indian wars devastated the economy of main and main in a lot of ways never really recovered people didn't come back until the seventeen twenties and when they did a lot of the entrepreneurial energy was gone so it was really very bad Abigail Hobbs family were some of the people displaced by that war they left Topsfield in sixteen eighty two looking for a better life most of the land in and around Salem was owned by a small handful of wealthy families like the porters and Putnam's main had represented their chance to get out from under the thumb of the one percent and make a better life for themselves elsewhere the Indian wars as they called them back then ruined all of that another person affected by the war was George burrows no if that name sounds familiar that's because burrows served as minister of the Salem village church years before Samuel Paris way back in sixteen eighty one but he started up in Falmouth Maine where he was the minister there an attack on fall with back in August of sixteen seventy six left dozens of settlers dead and sent a wave of refugees sell to safer territory Burroughs managed to escape along with a three year old girl named mercy Lewis whose entire family had been killed after living and working for a time in the town of Salisbury he and mercy traveled farther south eventually arriving in Salem village in sixteen eighty one after his time serving as the second minister of the church in Salem village boroughs actually returned to me the.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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02:24 min | 1 year ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Was founded decades before as a separate colony from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the two regions grew differently as well Massachusetts expanded faster allowing cities to form which attracted better off families and people who are less adventurous early settlements in Maine however tended to stick to the rocky coast they weren't left city like functioning more as outposts to gather materials needed in the more urban communities around Boston Mary Beth Norton professor of American history at Cornell University main in the sixteen seventies and sixty nineties was really where the action was as far as profit to be made in New England and Boston people had bought land they had set up sawmills Boston had a very vigorous shipbuilding industry that the sawmills in Maine we're providing the timber for leaves very well developed pines were perfect for ships masts these early Maine communities places like found up in Casco Bay and wells York and Sacco all served as borderland between the safer realm of Massachusetts and the evil of the frontier up north more than anywhere else the settlers could think of was darkness and danger round sixteen fifty two a group of settlers in Maine decided to petition parliament back in England or the ability to rule themselves but when word of their plans got now the government in Massachusetts became worried they were getting rich off of those main frontiers men and they didn't want to lose that so they examine their own charter and somehow found a loophole that gave them authority over me yes I know don't go assuming that the government of Massachusetts rushed in to grab control of main because they love the place no they love the resources that flowed out of it and the wealth that pumped into their economy the main itself was something straight out of their puritan nightmares to the Puritans in Boston and Salem Maine was a godless land the settlers there rejected English communal order and we're less interested in building the puritan city on a hill that was so important to the folks in Salem Abigail Hobbs new step mother was a great.

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01:36 min | 1 year ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Dot gov forward slash career rob's radio let's get back to an obscure next time on an obscure standing before the magistrate Abigail Hobbs spoke before they could ask her any questions I will speak the truth she said I have seen sites and have been scared I have been very wicked I hope I shall be better if god will help me what sites did you see our forecast I have seen dogs and many creatures what dogs do you me authority asked ordinary dogs Abigail shook her head I mean the devil the magistrates pressed on where had she seen the past data gill replied that her encounter had taken place in the woods in the middle of the day years ago back when she lived at Casco Bay that was where she put her hand on his book when they carried her off to jail a short while later the name Casco Bay still hung in the air like a neon sign pointing at the dangers that lurk the north Abigail had also made it clear that it was spreading cell and might already be among she claimed that a shape shifting man had visited her at her home here in Topsfield he had alternated between the form of a cat a dog and a black man with a black hat and this man she claimed had offered her fine clothes and the power to harm others in town the.

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01:43 min | 1 year ago

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"Might very well take place in Salem but that doesn't mean they're isolated and some historians think that everything that was about to happen could be blamed on Abigail Hobbs who thanks to the wild story she was telling her friends ended up being arrested on April nineteenth examination happened a short time later and it came with some interesting revelations standing before the magistrate Abigail Hobbs spoke before they could ask her any questions I will speak the truth she said I have seen sites and have been scared I have been very wicked I hope I shall be better if god will help me what sites did you see our forecast I have seen dogs and many creatures what dogs do you mean authority last ordinary dogs Abigail shook her head I mean the devil the magistrates pressed on where had she seen them they asked that a gill replied that her encounter had taken place in the woods in the middle of the day years ago back when she lived at Casco Bay that was where she put her hand on his book when they carried her off to jail a short while later the name Casco Bay still hung in the air like a neon sign pointing at the dangers that lurk the north Abigail had also made it clear that it was spreading south and might already be among them she claimed that a shapeshifting man had visited her at her home here in Topsfield he had alternated between the form of a cat a dog and a black man with a black cat and this man she claimed.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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02:16 min | 1 year ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"As well Massachusetts expanded fast allowing cities to form which attracted better off families and people who are less adventurous early settlements in Maine however tended to stick to the rocky coast they were less city like functioning more as outposts together materials needed in the more urban communities around Boston Mary Beth Norton professor of American history at Cornell University main in the sixteen seventies and sixteen nineties was really where the action was as far as profit to be made in New England and Boston's people had bought land they had set up sawmills Boston had a very vigorous shipbuilding industry that the sawmills in Maine we're providing the timber for these very well developed pines were perfect for ships masts these early main communities places like found up in Casco Bay and wells York and Sacco all served as borderland between the safer realm of Massachusetts and the evil of the frontier up north more than anywhere else the settlers could think of was darkness and danger around sixteen fifty two a group of settlers in Maine decided to petition parliament's back in England or the ability to rule themselves but when word of their plans got out the government in Massachusetts became worried they were getting rich off of those main frontiers men and they didn't want to lose that so they examine their own charter and somehow found a loophole that gave the majority over me Venus I know don't go assuming that the government of Massachusetts rushed in to grab control of Maine because they love the place no they loved the resources that flowed out of it and the wealth that pumped into their economy the main itself was something straight out of their puritan nightmares to the Puritans in Boston and Salem main was a godless land the settlers there rejected English communal order and we're less interested in building the puritan city on a hill that was so important to the folks in Salem Abigail Hobbs new step mother.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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02:07 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Beth Norton professor of American history at Cornell University main in the sixteen seventies and sixteen nineties was really where the action was as far as profit to be made in New England and Boston's people had bought land they had set up sawmills Boston had a very vigorous shipbuilding industry that the sawmills in Maine we're providing the timber for these very well developed pines were perfect for ships masts these early main communities places like found up in Casco Bay and wells York and Sacco all served as borderland between the safer realm of Massachusetts and the evil of the front tear up north more than anywhere else the settlers could think of was darkness and danger around sixteen fifty two a group of settlers in Maine decided to petition parliament back in England or the ability to rule themselves but one word of their plans got now the government in Massachusetts became worried they were getting rich off of those main frontiers men and they didn't want to lose that so they examine their own charter and somehow found a loophole that gave them a forty over me convenience I know don't go assuming that the government of Massachusetts rushed in to grab control of Maine because they love the place no they love the resources that flowed out of it and the wealth that pumped into their economy the main itself was something straight out of their appearance in nightmares to the Puritans in Boston and Salem main was a godless land the settlers there rejected English communal order and we're less interested in building the puritan city on a hill that was so important to the folks in Salem Abigail Hobbs new step mother was a great example of this here was an adult woman living in puritan New England and she had never been baptized by the church main came with another challenge as well proximity.

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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04:21 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Eighty one. After his time serving as the second minister of the church in Salem village, Burroughs actually returned to Maine. The war was over, and many people were beginning the long journey back north, the reclaim their loss land, and try rebuilding and George Burroughs went along with them. Money flowed back north as well folks in the Salem area felt safe to reinvest money in Maine, including the Putnam's, and here's the amazing part of it, all, if you were to look at a list of the people, settling in or working with those settlers up in Maine. A whole slew of Salem names would jump off the page at you. The heck win the conflict resurfaced in the late sixteen eighty s it was the Salem magistrates. John Hawthorne, and Jonathan Corwin. We took a trip north to inspect the situation. People in Salem were fully aware of the danger lurking, just beyond their borders. Here's Mary, Beth Norton. Once again, what happened was all the people who had been settling in Maine, had to go somewhere, if they weren't killed, and so they filtered down into Massachusetts. They filtered down, especially in Essex County, which is the northernmost county of Massachusetts northeastern most county. And so a lot of the people came to live in Marblehead or came to live in Salem or came indeed to live in Salem village. All of that is context. You can't understand Salem village in sixteen ninety two without understanding main the decades leading up to it. They weren't too disparate places that never bumped into each other. These were sibling communities joined at the hip through family ties military service and economic needs every person inside Salem village was acutely aware of what was happening to the folks in Maine, even more. So when those refugees began to flood back toward them. Oh, and one last thing, I wanna point out on January twenty fifth of sixteen ninety two just days before Betty, Parris and Abigail Williams were about to fall into fits for the first time, a native American Ray destroyed another settlement in Maine. Not Falmouth far to the north. Oh, no. This raid happened. Much closer in the southern town of York from the perspective of the people in Salem the conflict endanger was headed right toward. Them. So keep all of that, in mind as we move forward because the next events might very well. Take place in Salem. But that doesn't mean they're isolated and some historians think that everything that was about to happen. Could be blamed on Abigail Hobbs who thanks to the wild stories. She was telling her friends ended up being arrested on April nineteenth her examination happened, a short time later came with some interesting revelations. Standing before the magistrates Abigail Hobbs spoke before they could ask her any questions I will speak the truth. She said, I have seen sites and have been scared. I have been very wicked. I hope I shall be better if God will help me. What sites did you see often asked? I have seen dogs and many creatures. What dogs do you mean authorities st- ordinary dogs? Abigail shook her head. I mean the devil. The magistrates pressed on where had she seen them. They asked navigate replied that her encounter had taken place in the woods in the middle of the day years ago back when she lived at Casco bay that was where she put her hand on his book. When they carried her off to jail short while later, the name Casco bay still hung in the air like a neon sign pointing at the danger that lurked the north. But Abigail had also made it clear that it was spreading south and might already be among them. She claimed that shape shifting man had visited her at her home here in Tom's feel. He alternated between the form of a cat, a dog and a black man with the black hat and this man. She claimed had offered her fine clothes and power to harm. Others in town. Accuser as she had readily accepted. This is the iheart podcast station.

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01:34 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

"Wild story. She was telling her friends ended up being arrested on April nineteenth her examination happened. A short time later came with some interesting revelations. Standing before the magistrates Abigail Hobbs spoke before they could ask her questions. I will speak the truth. She said I have seen sites and have been scared. I have been very wicked. I hope I shall be better. If God will help me. What sites? Did you see off on asked? I have seen dogs and many creatures. What dogs do you mean author nast ordinary dogs? Abigail shook her head. I mean, the devil. The magistrates pressed on where had she seen them. They asked navigate replied that her encounter had taken place in the woods in the middle of the day years ago back when she lived at Casco bay that was where she put her hand on his book. When they carried her off to jail short while later the name Casco bay still hung in the air like a neon sign pointing at the danger that lurked the north. But Abigail had also made it clear that it was spreading south and might already be among them. She claimed that shape shifting man had visited her at her home here in Tom's veal. He had alternated between the form of a cat a dog and a black man with the black hat and this man, she claimed had offered her fine.

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01:45 min | 2 years ago

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"Out right in front of them. A moment later, the ministers invisibles spirit conveniently identified itself to them all as well. It was their former minister and hero of Maine, George Burroughs. George Burroughs wasn't the spotless minister. We might assume him to be here's Stacy Schiff Pulitzer prize winning author of several historical works, including the witches bruises is the ex-minister who leaves the community on bad terms. And is as much a hero in his new community in today, southern Maine as he had been a persona non grata in Salem. He was clearly a very stubborn and difficult man and possibly an abusive husband when he was in Salem stories of how he had mistreated his wives will trail him, even when he when he moved to Maine with boroughs. There's this terrific vexed history with the community. There seems to be a certain amount of getting back at him by women who may have been friends with his dead wives the day after anti Putnam vision of George Burroughs original afflicted, girl, Abigail Williams, and her friend, Mary Walcott, both had a frightening experience as they sat in Ingersoll ordinary with a number of their neighbors. They claimed that the spirits of William. Deliverance Hobbs parents to Abigail Hobbs were there and attacking them one of the men in the room Benjamin Hutchinson. Actually, drew his sword and started swinging at the empty air in an attempt to kill the spirits as he did the two afflicted girls recounted the blow by blow action that only they could see goody Hobbs had been injured they claimed, and there was blood all over the floor thinking about this moment from a different perspective, though, Salem feared that the warfare.

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05:35 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Unobscured

"Surviving letters for sixteen ninety three and there are lots of letters for sixteen ninety four and they're on their thereafter. And so I know probably not Winthrop himself, but probably the descendant who gave the papers to the Massachusetts Stoorikhel society said I don't want these letters to survive and so p through with them in the fire. So we don't have them. We'll be lovely to know what way through its wrote to his brother about what it was like to be a judge in the witchcraft trials, which is what I was looking for. I want to look at the papers. And I didn't find them. The only record I ever found from someone who was a judge in a witchcraft trial talking about his reaction to the acute to an accuser came from Connecticut. Not from Massachusetts out of the frozen. Well, my answer is Indian the Indian war. I mean, it's the with fears of the Indian war because I think the trigger to making it explode the way it did is confession of Abigail Hobbs, an Abigail fobs was from the main frontier, she was a refugee from the main frontier, she was a teenager. She was the third person to confess to being a witch. After Kibbe and dorks Dorothy good. And she. Basically said that the devil had recruited her in the woods outside her home in foul. Mouth main four years earlier, and she's the one who made the connection to the main frontier, she's the one who made the connection to the witches. And as I show in my book, the number of accusations just absolutely exploded after Abigail Hobbes's confession. So I think that's what made the difference. And that's what convinced me that the Indian war was the crucial thing because she was the one who introduced the Indian war into the narrative, and then everything blew up. So many nations over the years about how and why these illness these afflictions right today. People tend to want medical explanations for the kinds of afflictions that we seem therefore some people have said epileptic fits there's no evidence that there's any epilepsy involved here. Some people have said or poisoning. Well, ergot poisoning is maybe possible, but not as possible as people think, and even if it was it doesn't explain anything of significance because what is significant is not the fact that people had hallucinations. It's what they saw in those solution nations, and how they described what was happening to them that is that they were being attacked by the spectres of witches, and you can have a hallucination without having that kind of a vision. So I don't see. God even if it's possible, which I don't which I think is very unlikely is a real explanation. I researched for my book cases in England and America before sixteen ninety two in which young children began to have what were described as fits that were then attributed to witchcraft, and I discovered that it was a not unusual pattern. It was it wasn't as so it was common. But it was known. It was a known pattern, and it was a pattern when children were in intensely intensely religious households as indeed they were in the household of Samuel Perez. So it does seem to be a kind of a conversion. Experience. After over event and indeed in the eighteenth century during the great awakening these kinds of quote fifths were interpreted as conversion experiences in the nineteenth century. They were they were they were. Interpreted as hysterical fits on the part of women in the twentieth century and the twenty-first century there there. Interpreted as medical things as things that have to with medicine. I mean, these behaviors are known they just have different interpretations at different times. And in the seventeenth century. They were on the interpretation was witchcraft. It's not as though these are, these are, totally unknown. Events totally unknown reactions of young women mostly to different circumstances. So I. I think that's what was going on. Why? As I said, I think that the that the the lot of the basis of the main refugees accusations can be attributed to PTSD. It seems to me that. A couple our waste one of the accusers in Salem village is faking it, and that's Eber the thirty something housewife, we could call her the goody who if you look at her everything she says is sort of me to she never is initial accuser of anybody. But when somebody comes forward with an accusation, she'll say, oh, yeah..

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04:36 min | 2 years ago

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"Newton began by requesting just eight of the prisoners be transferred up from the Boston jail to Salem town explained that while. Yes, there were a lot more people awaiting trial. It was going to be a slow tedious process working through all of them the afflicted were sometimes disruptive and the cases were complex so eight would be all he needed for in the first week. Bridget would be his first. Of course, his case didn't rest entirely on old events and accusations. There were fresh stories about Bridget that helped move her to the front of the line. Mercy Lewis and Annie Putnam both claim to see Bridget spirit in their home. They stated as if it were indisputable fact that she had bewitched her second husband Thomas to death. It was damning evidence. Given the circumstances. But Bridget had also lied to the magistrates. And that didn't help her case when they asked her if she was a witch she denied it and claimed that she didn't even know what a which was she also claims she hadn't known anyone else confessed to being agents of the devil. But that wasn't exactly true on the morning of her examination back in April. She had been told that Abigail Hobbs and Mary Warren had confessed. And if Bridget was willing to lie about that. What else was she lying about? It was all word games. It was all a classic example of Bridget being considered guilty. Even before she was examined on April nineteenth of sixteen ninety two nothing. She could say would change the public perception of her L. She could do was deny it as each question was fired at her one by one. I am innocent. I am innocent. I am innocent. It didn't help her. She had been carted off to jail on April nineteenth and remained there for a month and a half every day new accused arrived to join her in the small filthy room. She watched the constables drop off Serra Wilde's a woman from tops 'field with a very similar story to Bridget's. She was even there long enough to see her stepson Edward junior and his wife. Sarah added to the already overflowing jail. On June first Thomas Newton's a request for the transfer of eight prisoners was put into action Bridget Bishop along with John and Elizabeth Proctor Rebecca nurse. John Willard, Sarah good and two others were all placed in a wagon and carded north to Salem town while they wrote north another group of freshly accused were being sent south to Boston to take their place in the jail. It must have been maddening to everyone involved rather than making headway they were just treading water and barely stay afloat. Well, maddening to most some of the people making decisions seem to lack any sense of compassion or common decency at all remember, Sarah good, one of the first women to be accused and carted off to jail. Her four year old daughter Dorothy was eventually accused as well. And together they had been waiting for their trial in the Boston jail when the constables transported Sarah good and the others to sail in town on June. First they left Dorothy behind a four year old girl alone and afraid in a crowded room full of equally frightened strangers. It was horri-, but it didn't even cross their mind as the wrong thing to do. There were bigger wrongs that needed writing as far as they were concerned. What difference did it make if the authorities had separated mother and her child so long as they were wrap securely in the blankets of moral superiority and justification. So as you might imagine those eight prisoners road north with a lot of emotional baggage. They were afraid for sure this was the first official trial. Not some simple examination. The court could make a decision that would impact their very lives. And that was more than enough reason to feel fear and stress. There was more. They were all frustrated as well, you see back in April Hawthorne and Corwin had visited the Salem jail to question. Mary Warren, one of the accusers who had confessed her guilt as the others in the jail listened from a distance Mary recanted. Her confession denying that. She was ever a witch. And she went further she claimed that the vision she had described had been nothing more than stories. She made up to distract the authorities. It was a bombshell. If it was true, some of the people awaiting trial in jail were doing so purely on the testimony of Mary Warren, and she had been overheard telling Hawthorne, Corwin that her testimony was all ally..

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04:38 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Unobscured

"If the news from the frontier was frightening to the people of Salem village, it was made even more so by the actual presence in their homes of people who had lived through the horrors of it. All one of the most prominent of all of them was the little girl who George Burroughs had rescued from foul mouth back in sixteen seventy six mercy Lewis. My sixteen ninety two though she was in nineteen year old woman living in the home of Thomas and Putnam along with their violently afflicted, daughter, Anne, it's easy to believe that over their time together, mercy had been filling Annie's head with horrifying tales of devils who attack in the night, but she had more to contribute than just tales. Mercy. Lewis was having fits of her own. In one of the incidents that was recorded down mercy, claim, the Putnam's house had become filled with the spirits of witches in that they were trying to force her to partake of some twisted red communion. Suddenly, the figure of a white man appeared in the room, frightening off the witches and casting a brilliant light across her face and Putnam. Not one to be showed up soon, had a powerful vision of her own during hers. The people around her, her shouts, oh, dreadful dreadful. Here is a minister. What's our ministers? Which is to. Obviously, this coffee attention of the people around her, a minister implicated in assisting the devil himself. Well, it was unheard of and yet here it was spelled out right in front of them a moment later, the ministers invisible spirit, conveniently identified itself to them all as well. It was their former minister and hero of Maine, George Burroughs. George Burroughs wasn't the spotless minister. We might assume him to be. Here's Stacy Schiff Pulitzer prize winning author of several historical works, including the witches. Is the ex minister who leaves the community on bad terms and is as much a hero in his new community in today. Southern Maine, as he had been a persona, non grata in Salem. He was clearly very stubborn and difficult man, possibly an abusive husband when he was in Salem stories of how he had mistreated. His wives will trail him even when he when he moves to me with Burroughs, there's this terrific vexed history with the community. There seems to be a certain amount of getting back at him by women who may have been friends with his dead wives the day after anti Putnam vision of George Burroughs original afflicted girl Abigail Williams, and her friend, Mary Wolcott, both had a frightening experience as they sat in Ingersoll ordinary with a number of their neighbors. They claimed that the spirits of William and deliverance hubs parents to Abigail Hobbs were there and attacking them. One of the men in the room. Benjamin Hutchinson actually drew his sword and started swinging at the empty air in an attempt to kill the spirits. As he did the two flicked girls recounted the blow by blow action that only they could see goody Hobbs had been injured. They claimed and there was blood all over the floor. Think about this moment from a different perspective, though, Salem feared that the warfare of the would spread down to their own safe-space that before long they too would be battling with the devils forces the native Americans who plagued their borders. So when you find a scene in public tavern, where weapons or drawn and flashing through the air, it's their greatest fears come to life. Between this highly public display of panic and the new accusations brought up by anti Putnam and her friends. The momentum of the witchcraft panic began to accelerate within ten days of Abigail. Hobbs examination, fifteen new names were submitted as potential witches, some seem connected to pass suspects while others were more shocking to hear. Giles Corey and Mary Warren were taken from their homes and then examined and jailed their connections to Martha, Corey and the proctors both of whom were already in jail. We're just too close to overlook Rebecca nurses, two younger sisters, Mary Oetzi, and Sarah choice were also imprisoned, Nathaniel Putnam, had his black slave, Mary arrested, and another woman who'd been acquitted of witchcraft years before named Bridget. Bishop was also arrested for a second time. After a brief examination, she was jailed for trial along with two other members of her family Bishop was married, so he's not alone in the world..

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Unobscured

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02:41 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Unobscured

"Hip through family ties military service and economic needs. Every person inside Salem village was acutely aware of what was happening to the folks in Maine, even more. So when those refugees began to flood back toward them, o n one last thing I wanna point out on January twenty. Fifth of sixteen ninety two just days before Betty. Paris and Abigail Williams were about to fall into fits for the first time, a native American Ray destroyed. Another settlement in Maine, not Falmouth far to the north. Oh, no. This raid happened much closer in the southern town of York. From the perspective of the people in Salem, the conflict and danger was headed right toward them. So keep all of that in mind as we move forward because the next events might very well take place in Salem, but that doesn't mean they're isolated. And some historians think that everything that was about to happen could be blamed on Abigail Hobbs who thanks to the wild stories. She was telling her friends ended up being arrested on April nineteenth. Her examination happened a short time later and came with some interesting revelations. Standing before the magistrates Abigail Hobbs spoke before they could ask her any questions. I will speak the truth. She said I have seen sites and have been scared. I have been very wicked. I hope I shall be better if God will help me. What sites did you see Auburn asked? I have seen dogs and many creatures. What dogs do you mean Auburn, asked ordinary dogs, Abigail shook her head. I mean, the devil. The magistrates pressed on where had she seen them. They asked navigate replied that her encounter had taken place in the woods in the middle of the day years ago back when she lived at Casco bay. That was where she put her hand on his book. When they carried her off to jail, short while later the name Casco bay still hung in the air, like a neon sign, pointing at the danger that lurked the north. But Abigail had also made it clear that it was spreading south and might already be among them. She claimed that shape shifting man had visited her at her home here in topsil. He had alternated between the form of a cat dog and a black man with the black hat. And this man, she claimed had offered her fine clothes and power to harm others, intone accuser that she had readily accepted..

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"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Unobscured

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02:16 min | 2 years ago

"abigail hobbs" Discussed on Unobscured

"There were a lot of rumors about Abigail. Some were small as you might expect. She was rude. She was unseemly, she was irreverent, but there were other more specific rumors. Those were the kinds that spread like fire in dry barn. They whispered that she lay out alone in the woods at night that she was disobedient at home that she openly mocked the traditions of the puritan faith, even going as far as to use the Lord's name in vain that she made a pact with the devil and all of it was true. Abigail is family lived in the village of tops 'field, roughly five miles north of Salem village. They were part of that larger Salem community in which the same way Beverly and over Wenham and others were, but they hadn't always been in tops 'field. As far as I can tell. Abigail was born there, but at the age of four, ten years before the events of sixteen ninety two or father William packed the family up and headed north, the fall of Maine over the next seven years, though tragedy crashed against her family like ocean waves. The native American attacks on those northern frontier. Communities were brutal and deadly Abigail, lost siblings. She lost her mother, and finally her father lost their land or seeing them to return to tops 'field in defeat, but they didn't come alone. William had remarried. So his new wife deliverance came home with them. All of this is context. It's staged dressing. If we want to understand who Abigail was, these are stories that we need to hear because they help us see her experience. But the one thing they don't explain why she leaned so hard into these rumors. You see these stories of satanic packs and sleeping in the woods weren't rumors told about her. These were things she said about herself. Abigail Hobbs was a witch and she was proud of it. This is on obscured I'm Erin minke..

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