Tags: Witch | Trials | Manuscript

Salem Witch Trials Document up for Auction

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 12:16 PM

 

A document from the Salem witch trials is expected to fetch as much as $35,000 when it hits the auction block.

The original court indictment of Margaret Scott, a Rowley widow in her 70s and one of the last people hanged during the 1692 hysteria in colonial Massachusetts, is part of a private collection of historical documents being sold Thursday at Swann Auction Galleries in New York.

The pre-auction estimate is $25,000 to $35,000, but one local expert thinks that is too low.

Richard Trask, the Danvers town archivist and a leading expert on the trials, tells The Salem News (http://bit.ly/x2RBmQ) it's just the third time in a 50-year career he can recall a witchcraft document being sold.

Nineteen people were hanged and one person was crushed to death during the trials.


© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1Like our page
2Share
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved