Thaumaturgical Prodigies in the New England Canaan


English by Rev. Ward Phillips, 1788? Published in Boston in 1801

This is a slim, black volume with no title on the binding. Primitive American Octavo in imitation black letter.

Commonly found in major libraries and historical society libraries in New England. Describes the blasphemies of witches, warlocks, shamans, and other Colonial-era evil-doers. Details of events in and around Billington’s Woods near Arkham, Mass.

Additionally, near the center of the book is an old woodcut portrait of a man named D. Timmons, who bears an amazing likeness to Brian Timmons. A small section of the book is devoted to Douglas Timmons. This couple of paragraphs explains that Douglas Timmons was accused of witchcraft in Boston in 1642. Before he could be brought to trial, however, he managed to escape to Rhode Island, a more tolerant place.


“Borrowed” from the room of Brian Timmons, Providence, R.I., with permission of his mother, Diane Timmons.

Thaumaturgical Prodigies in the New England Canaan

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