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William Stoughton (1631 – 1701)


Puritan judge in charge of what has come to be known as the Salem Witch Trials, first as the Chief Magistrate of the Special Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692, and then as the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature in 1693.
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William Stoughton
God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain over into this wilderness.
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