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Samuel Sewall

Samuel Sewall Portrait, oil on canvas
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

Samuel Sewall, minister, merchant, and magistrate, is perhaps best remembered as one of the judges in the infamous Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. He was the only judge to publicly repent for his part in the tragedy. He also took a firm anti-slavery position in 1700 with his publication The Selling of Joseph.