whereby we fear we have been instrumental, with others, though ignorantly and unwittingly, to bring upon ourselves and this people of the Lord the guilt of innocent blood; which sin the Lord saith in Scripture he would not pardon (2 Kings xxiv.4) - that. In the case of George Burroughs, Mather intervened when a sympathetic crowd called for the poor mans release from the gallows. That says everything about the situation. How to tell a witch During Matthew Hopkins reign of Witch finder General he derived many ways of supposedly recognizing a Witch. Bibliography of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America Huge list of books on the subject. Witch-hunt is a search for and the persecution of people with unpopular or unorthodox views, different political views. W ith minor additions from ml With minor additions from m witchcraft-act/ The act of De hæretico comburendo was the first Witchcraft act to be passed in 1401. However, Witches are not Satanist.