Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
The Puritans, taking that passage to heart, executed Alse Young on this day in 1647 in Hartford Connecticut for witchcraft. Not only was Alse a witch, but like others persecuted… I mean prosecuted, she didn’t have a son so she stood to inherit her husbands estate. Not likely.
Hanged at Meeting House Square in Hartford, she was the first person executed as a witch in the 13 American Colonies.
The haunting of New England begins.