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May, 18 1692
Dear John Proctor,
I am writing this letter in the hopes that you mayunderstand my motivations for the actions I have committed against this townand especially you. I am fully aware that I had no right to wrongly accuseElizabeth or any other women in Salem of witchcraft. It is strange how one actof hysteria evolves into mass disorderly conduct. I like many of the residentsof Salem got swept up into the witchcraft fever and took things too far.
John, I never meant to hurt Elizabeth or any of the othergirls. I do feel that we were meant for each other but I never meant tocompromise your marriage with Elizabeth. By making that doll and planting it inyour house I didn’t mean to harm your family. I realize now that I am tooimmature to lead any relationship with you. When I accused those girls ofwitchcraft I was a different person. It is difficult for me to look back atthat time and see who I was. I wish this never happened and your family couldbe saved from this awful occurrence.
In closing I want you to see me for who I am, an innocentchild. I realize my actions were completely inappropriate and uncalled for. Bysaying that Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed me, I hoped it would result in us beingtogether but I now realize deceit is never the path to any relationship. I hope you understand and forgive me. AlthoughI feel we are connected, I should’ve known better than to tear your marriageapart. To all of Salem I apologize and wish that you and I can move ahead fromthis alone. I also hope Salem can turn away from this dark hour and into godssaving light.