The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel - October 1692-May 1735 Summary & Analysis

Kathleen Kent
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October 1692-May 1735 Summary

All of the 56 remaining prisoners are released by May. One judge makes a public apology for his part in the witch hunts; shortly thereafter Mercy Williams the servant who had falsely testified against Sarah, dies. In 1695, Sarah's beloved cousin Margaret is kidnapped by a band of Wabanaki Indians who hack her mother, Aunt Mary, to death in a raid on Billerica. In 1701, Thomas Carrier at the age of 75 builds a homestead for his children at Colchester, Connecticut. Sarah gets custody of her mother's "little red book," a personal diary she kept through the years leading up to her death. In 1711, a state court in Massachusetts reverses the attainders of those wrongly accused of witchcraft. Families of these victims receive a small recompense of seven pounds for the murder of his wife. He dies in 1735 at the age of 109 leaving five children...

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