Sewall Samuel

Sew·all

 (so͞o′əl), Samuel 1652-1730.
English-born American jurist who presided over the witchcraft trials at Salem, Massachusetts (1692), for which he later offered a public apology. He is also noted as the author of an early manifesto against slavery, The Selling of Joseph (1700).
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