A Guide to the Primary Sources of the Salem Witch Trials
Petition of John Procter from Prison Back
Source Citation Robert Calef. More Wonders Of The Invisible World, Display'd In Five Parts. (London: Nath. Hillard, 1700), pp. 104-5.
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 433: Petition of John Procter from Prison
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  • July 23, 1692
  • : Petition
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 2, pp. 689-690: Petition of John Proctor
Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive (University of Virginia, 2019) No. 107.19: Petition of John Proctor from Prison
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) N/A
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011) #37 (pp. 95-96): Petition of John Proctor, July 23, 1692
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960) p. 62: John Proctor's Petition to the Ministers of Boston

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