By Jeremiah Dogan
Well, that’s wrong! On May 6th, 1692 Ann Putnam accused him of bewitching his wives to death. She also claimed that his spirit had tormented her. Going against him was the fact that his two wives had died and people had already accused him of being a wife-beater. Some say that Thomas Putnam arranged this after they had lost a lot of money in a legal battle.
The puritans believed that the Indians were workers of the devil. This was because they associated black with the devil. When they had tried to advance into the Indians areas they had been attacked by them. With this and some other bad signs, they got they assumed that it was a sign from God. So with him already being accused of being the leader of witches he was thought to have allied with them.
him they made a decision. They found him guilty of witchcraft, so he was to be executed. Many people gathered to come see the execution. Though just before he was executed he made a speech. The speech was well worded and came out so smoothly that it brought some of the audience to tears. The speech ended with him saying the lord's prayer which was a really big thing because witches were not supposed to know the lord's prayer. after this Cotton Mathers said that sometimes the devil turns into a God of light, with that he was hung.
Some say that Thomas Putnam told Ann Putnam jr. to do this after he had a lost legal battle to them. Some other say Cotton Mather did this because he had a disagreement with him over if he was a baptist or a Puritan. This was because he had not baptised his children yet. (puritans had everyone baptised even children baptist don't) Maybe it was just the witch trials. Maybe he was guilty the world may never know.