Puritan minister, academic, activist
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- It were better that Ten Suspected Witches should escape, than that one Innocent Person should be Condemned.
- Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits Personating Men, Witchcrafts, infallible Proofs of Guilt in such as are accused with that Crime (1692); a variant of this has become known as Blackstone's formulation, through its expression by William Blackstone in Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765 - 1769).