Mercy Lewis

Mercy Lewis was born in Falmouth, Maine. She was orphaned at a young age from Indian attacks, which prompted her to become a servant. She was first a servant for Reverend George Burroughs and then later was a servant in Thomas Putnam’s household in 1675. She is also one of the featured characters in Arthur Miller's play and later film The Crucible. She played a crucial role during the accusations of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.

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... When Elizabeth Howe was brought in for examination Mercy Lewis and Mary Walcott, two of her main accusers, fell into a fit. 1692 Mercy Lewis Mary Walcot fell in a fit quickly after the examinant came in Mary Walcot said that this woman the examinant had pincht her choakt this month ... take notice that now when you lookt upon Mercy Lewis she was struck down? I cannot help it ...

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