A Guide to the Primary Sources of the Salem Witch Trials
Plea of Margaret Jacobs Back
Source Citation Thomas Hutchinson, The History of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, from the Charter of King William and Queen Mary, in 1691, Until the Year 1750, vol. 2, ed. Lawrence Shaw Mayo. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1936). pp. 30-31.
Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (2009) No. 753: Plea of Margaret Jacobs
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  • Jan. 4, 1693
  • : Plea
The Salem Witchcraft Papers (1977) Vol. 2, pp. 491-492: Recantation of Margaret Jacobs
Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive (University of Virginia, 2019)
Woodward's Records of Salem Witchcraft (1864) N/A
Godbeer's The Salem Witch Hunt (2011) #77 (pp. 147-148): Recantation of Margaret Jacobs, undated
Levin's What Happened in Salem? (1960) N/A

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