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From: Abigail Lumsden <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Executions
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 10:06:41 -0400
I have read somewhere that it is believed the Giles Corey refused to
admit to being guilty of witchcraft. which was the normal course for
the convicted, and that the reason he refused was because it would have
meant forfeiting his property depriving his heirs of their inheritance.
On May 10, 2007, at 8:38 AM, Terri wrote:
> I must agree with James -- Giles Corey must've been a very brave man. I
> remember from years ago, watching a movie about the "witch trials" and
> being very moved by ALL the victims' responses. In those days of such
> misguided beliefs, it must've been a very hard decision to make --
> whether to "confess" and live but be labled a witch, or to not confess
> and die. Sorta made me question myself as to what I would do.
> Really glad enlightenment came along!! And also pretty glad I didn't
> live in those times.
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