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PROCTOR RIPS CONFESSION AND HANGS John Proctor falsely confesses to witchcraft and hangs. By: Kailey Fox Salem Gazette John Proctor, a tall and stocky man with long brown hair was hung on accounts of witchcraft on August 19, 1692. He lived on the outskirts of Salem, Massachusetts with his two boys and wife Elizabeth who was also accused. He worked as a farmer and rarely came into town except to go to church occasionally. Proctor had been accused of witchcraft by his servant Mary Warren. Warren says that Proctor had made her sign the devil's book which signed her soul over to the devil. When asked if he was guilty Proctor said “God is Dead”. Proctor pleaded innocent against his many accusations and had been sitting in a jail cell for months before he was hung. Before taking him out of his cell for his death he was offered another chance to plead guilty which would send him and his wife home. He decided to plead guilty for reasons such
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