Tuesday, July 11, 2006

i be a healer...........

virgina had one, connecticut had many (and some say the FIRST execution) as did other states. today really isn't that different (in my most humble AND knowing opinion)

Three-century-old Virginia witch is exonerated

Grace Sherwood was convicted through trial by water in 1706 VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (AP) -- The Witch of Pungo is no longer a witch.Gov. Timothy M. Kaine gave an informal pardon Monday to Grace Sherwood, who 300 years ago became Virginia's only person convicted as a witch tried by water."I am pleased to officially restore the good name of Grace Sherwood," Kaine wrote in a letter that Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf read aloud before a re-enactment of Sherwood's being dropped into the river."With 300 years of hindsight, we all certainly can agree that trial by water is an injustice," Kaine wrote. "We also can celebrate the fact that a woman's equality is constitutionally protected today, and women have the freedom to pursue their hopes and dreams." ( Watch the re-enactment of Sherwood's riverside trial -- :42 )Sherwood, a midwife who at times wore men's clothes and lived in what today is the rural Pungo neighborhood, later became known as "The Witch of Pungo."..........

i wrote about alse young a while ago. ties in

i wrote about sgt patrick stewart, here

as did left of center

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