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Invention in America Michael Hamilton Anderson President, StreamScale
Standing up for your beliefs
Historical Figures of my youth
Deputy to Connecticut Legislature (1637 to 1638)Assistant to the General Court of Connecticut Colony (1639 to 1659)War Committee for Hartford (1653 to 1654)Commissioner for United Colonies (1654)Deputy Governor of Connecticut Colony (1655)Governor of Connecticut Colony (1656)Magistrate of Connecticut Colony (1657 to 1659)
In 1659, Gov. John Webster, along with other dissenters, left the church and Connecticut and settled Hadley, Massachusetts. He died two years later on 5 April 1661. He died 31 years before the Salem Witch Trials, where murderous and cowardly mobs voted their fellow colonial citizens hung in public for practicing black magic. Perhaps this was among the darkest set of events in American history. My grandfather talked a lot about the psycho-pathology of mobs (he was a psychologist) and I never forgot about this bit of history, it was kind of burned into my mind at a young age. Wow, people are capable of terrible things, and I don't mean the imaginary witches or trolls. I mean the people who hung them.