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COTTON MATHER
(1663-1728)

from Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts and Possessions

  Cotton Mather, son of Increase Mather [q.v.], was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard in 1678, and was ordained in 1685 in the Congregational Church. He assisted and then succeeded his father in the Second Church pastorate, Boston. Although … Continue reading

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