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ed. The same testimony was produced, and there, at Salem, with Stoughton on the bench, verdicts of acquittal followed: Error expired amidst its worshippers. Three had, for special reasons, been convicted: one was a wife, whose testimony had sent her husband to the gallows, and whose confession was now used against herself. All were at once reprieved, and soon set free. Still reluctant to yield, the party of superstition were Feb. resolved on one conviction. The victim selected was Sarah Daston, a woman of eighty years old, who for twenty years had enjoyed the undisputed reputation of a witch: if ever there were a witch in the world, she, it was said, was one. In the presence of a throng, the trial went forward at Charlestown: there was more evidence against her than against any at Salem; but the common mind was disinthralled, and asserted itself, through the jury, by a verdict of acquittal. To cover his confusion, Cotton Mather got up a case Chap XIX.} of witchcraft in his