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Increase Mather

Puritan minister, academic, activist
It were better that Ten Suspected Witches should escape, than that one Innocent Person should be Condemned.

Increase Mather (21 June 163923 August 1723) was a religious leader and educator in colonial New England.

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  • It were better that Ten Suspected Witches should escape, than that one Innocent Person should be Condemned.
  • Drink is in itself a good creature of God, but the abuse of drink is from Satan.
    • As quoted in The Truth About Alcohol (2005) by Barry Youngerman and Mark J. Kittleson, p. 129.

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