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From William F. Poole, “Witchcraft in Boston,” in Volume II, Chapter IV of Justin Winsor, ed., The Memorial History of Boston (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1881) pp. 138-141.


This selection on the case of Ann Hibbins and her trial for witchcraft relates to Joshua Scottow in three ways:
1) he was among those appointed by her to be adminstrators of her estate (along with Thomas Clarke, Edward Hutchinson, Wil¬liam Hudson, Peter Oliver, Edward Johnson, and Edward Rawson);
2) his apology written to the General Court in 1657 regarding his actions in the case is quoted; and
3) his autograph signature is reproduced.