Night Essay

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By: James March 13, 2000 English 6 Dear Governor of Salem, I thought I should write to you about the current upheavals of our community. I just do not understand why you are killing all these innocent people. It saddens me to see you make all these life changing decisions, without even considering the possibility of these children lying. Since when did you obtain the authority to slaughter all these women and children? You have no proof, nor evidence to convict these people. All you have is the testimony of a bunch of young girls. When in fact you should be questioning the young girls. I believe that Pairs said that he saw these same girls, dancing naked around a boiling culdern of fluid and dead animals. Now I may be an uneducated man, but if I was to convict anyone of witchcraft, it would definitely be those girls. The people you've decided to convict and hang, have either been, poor farmers, beggers, nonbelievers or people that were not know well. If you would have at least taken a couple minutes or even in hour to hear a these people had say, then maybe you would have realized, that these girls are just lying. Have you even taken into consideration how many children's mothers will hang? Or how much pain the families of the victims will have to endur? I'm telling you as a friend and a villager, Please stop all these murders! These people do not have to die. I know that in some of these cases the evidence was leading towards witch craft, and I agree that those girls were very believable, but if you would have looked very closely, you could tell it was staged. Did you even notice that whenever Abby would collapse or scream that the other girls would start to scream shortly after? For instance, do you remember when we had just convicted Mr. Proctor of trying to overthrow the court, that after Elizabeth had given her confession, Abby started to scream, then the other girls started a little after? Another time was when Mr. Proctor told us about him having sex with Abby, did you notice that as soon as the situation was brought out, that she stopped yelling, and began to threaten the jury? Now would that have been a reaction that an innocent person would have made? Or would that have been a reaction...

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