The Truth About George Burroughs
Who is George Burroughs?
What he was really like
George Burroughs death
August 19th, 1692, toothless 80-year-old, George Burroughs was
hung. 32 people signed a petition to save his innocence, but it did no good. George stood upon the ladder to say his last words before he was hung. He stated the Lord’s prayer and many people thought he shouldn’t be killed, but Cotton Mather reminded the crowd that Burroughs had been convicted in the court of law.
The Executions Went On!!!
When Burroughs was buried he was buried with Martha Carrier and John Willard, two other people who had been accused of being a witch. After he was buried his hand, chin and someone else’s foot were left uncovered. Right after Burroughs was hung four more people were hung from being accused as either a witch or a person of witchcraft.
Why we should remember him in a good way
The importance of George Burroughs and his story. George Burroughs was known as self-denying, generous, public-spirited,
intelligent, true-minded, sincere, humble,devoted minister,
and generous as a citizen. Was George Burroughs hung unfairly?
Was it all worth it? Was it worth losing 20 people? Why?
Who is to blame?