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  • Only one actual witch-hunt of any size took place in America before 1692. It occurred in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1662. The Hartford hunt resulted in eight prosecutions and four executions.
  • Salem village had about six hundred residents and was part of the larger Salem town. It was known as a community full of disputes and quarreling citizens.
  • If an individual accused of witchcraft confessed, he or she was often spared execution. The public shame and ridicule that came with the confession was usually considered enough of a punishment.
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