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Witchcraft, New York In 1665 Ralph Hill and his wife Mary were arrested for witchcraft and sorcery; they were tried by a jury, which included Jacob Leisler, afterwards governor, and acquitted, the jury finding nothing considerable against them. The event created but little excitement. In 1670, however, the case of Katherine Harrison led to complications between the judiciary and the people. She was a widow, who on being banished from Weathersfield, Conn., as a witch, settled in Westchester. As soon as her antecedents became known, a formal complaint was lodged against her, and she was taken before the court of assizes for examination. There nothing could be proven against her, and she was, accordingly, released from restraint. Her neighbors, however, were not satisfied with the decision of the court, and took such means of showing their resentment that she was compelled to seek a home elsewhere. This was probably the earliest case in the colonies of what is now known as
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Wood, Eleazar Derby 1783- (search)
Wood, Eleazar Derby 1783- Military officer; born in New York City, in 1783; was instructed at West Point, and was one of the earlier graduates in the corps of engineers. He was an engineer in Harrison's campaign in 1813, and was brevetted major for his gallantry in the defence of Fort Meigs, of which he had been chief in its construction. In the autumn of 1813 he was General Harrison's adjutantgeneral, and distinguished himself in the battle of the Thames. For his services in the battle in its construction. In the autumn of 1813 he was General Harrison's adjutantgeneral, and distinguished himself in the battle of the Thames. For his services in the battle of Lundy's Lane, or Niagara, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel. He was distinguished at Fort Erie, where he lost his life in a sortie, Sept. 17, 1814. Colonel Wood was much beloved by General Brown, who caused a handsome marble monument to be erected to his memory at West Point. Colonel Wood's monument at West Point.