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Reverend Increase Matther

This entry was posted on Sep 29 2010

Increase Mather “It were better that ten suspected witches should escape, than that one innocent person should be condemned.”

INCREASE MATHER (1639-1723)
An authoritative minister in Boston, President of Harvard College and close friend of Governor William Phips, his publication of Cases of Conscience illustrated his more moderate position on the witch trials.   He was also the father of Cotton Mather.

Learn more about Increase Mather and the Salem Witch trials online.

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