A Student of History

July 10, 2006

Va. governor exonerates convicted witch

Filed under: The strange place called the South — John Maass @ 8:44 pm

The Witch of Pungo is no longer a witch. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Monday exonerated Grace Sherwood, who 300 years ago became Virginia’s only woman convicted as a witch tried by water.  “I am pleased to officially restore the good name of Grace Sherwood,” Kaine wrote in a letter Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf read aloud before a re-enactment of Sherwood’s being dropped into the river.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Witch_of_Pungo.html

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