Samuel Sewall

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Samuel Sewall


Born
in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, The United Kingdom
March 28, 1652

Died
January 01, 1730

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Samuel Sewall was a judge, businessman, and printer in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, best known for his involvement in the Salem witch trials, for which he later apologized, and his essay The Selling of Joseph (1700), which criticized slavery. He served for many years as the chief justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature, the province's high court. ...more

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The Selling Of Joseph

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Diary Of Samuel Sewall, 167...

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Diary of Samuel Sewall

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The History of Woburn, Midd...

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Samuel Sewall's Diary

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“So that originally, and Naturally, there is no such thing as Slavery. Joseph was rightfully no more a Slave to his brethren, then they were to him: and they no more Authority to Sell him, than they had to Slay him. [Genesis 37].”
Samuel Sewall, The Selling Of Joseph

“An unlawful war can't make lawful captives.”
Samuel Sewall, The Selling Of Joseph
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