Termination and Apologies
 The ending of the Court of Oyer and Terminer was a long process, but was accepted by almost all people of the Salem.

Lt. Governor William Stoughton.
-Many people believed that spectral evidence should  not be used in the courts, however this is how many people were found guilty
-Phips realized that the court had gotten out of hand, and started to take a stronger role over  Lt. Governor Stoughton.
-  While Phips was in Maine over the Summer of 1692, Stoughton had started to condem massive amount of people
-When Phips came back, he pardoned eight people whom Stoughton condemed to die

-After the governor's wife was accused, Governor Phips decided that the Court of Oyer and Terminer needed to be ended
-Years later, many judges and magistrates of the court publically apoligized to the people who were involved with the trials

Petition by William Phips, pardoning accused people from Ipswich who were condemed to die.
Magistrate Samuel Seawell was the first  person to apologize for the harmful impact the trials had on families of Salem..