2. The Trials Lasted for about a Year

March 1, 1692 was the date of the first examination and the very first trial for witchcraft took place on May of the same year. The trial took place under the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which was dissolved by Governor Phips on October 29th. By November 25, 1692, the Superior Court of Judicature had replaced the Court. The very last trial was held in January 1693, with the rest of the accused victims being pardoned in May 1693.

Witches Were Hanged, Not Burned
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