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Cotton Mather


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They had gone far beyond specter evidence and had drawn upon "more human and most convincing testimonies."

Cotton Mather was not alone in his qualified rejection of specter evidence in August. His carefully worded correspondence with an important provincial official reflects the position taken by eight clergymen who considered the use of specter evidence at an August meeting at Cambridge. The group (the only identified participant was Increase Mather) concluded that the Devil could "represent an innocent person." Yet in deference to the august panel of judges hearing the cases, they added, "But such things are rare and extraordinary, especially when such matters come before civil judicature."If I seek buy research paper, I am sure I will receive authentic done papers urgently!





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