"...I am wronged. It is a shameful thing that
you should mind these folks that are out of
their wits."

Carrier was arrested because of a complaint by Joseph Holton and John Walcott. When she went to jail, four out of her five children were taken along, too. Strangely enough, her eight year old daughter, Sarah, told the court that she had been a witch since she was six years old and that her mother had baptized her a witch in Andrew Foster's pasture. Carrier's sons, Richard and Thomas, also confessed to witchcraft and blamed their mother for turning them into witches. Carrier denied all these charges. She was defended by the Reverand Francis Dane who claimed she was a victim of gossip. She was hanged on August 19, 1692.


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