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Plastic Wax Factory Vol 05 79 - JOSEPH CURWEN

JOSEPH CURWEN, (1663-1771). Wealthy trader and reputed sorcerer from Providence, Rhode Island. Born in Danvers (then Salem-Village), Massachusetts, Curwen went to sea at an early age. Having returned to Salem after several years, he was forced to leave at the beginning of the great witchcraft panic. He then took up residence in Providence, where he lived for the rest of his life while keeping up an extensive correspondence with his friends Simon Orne and Edward Hutchinson. Joseph Curwen quickly became one of Providence's most powerful merchants,  bringing the colony great wealth from his overseas trade. His generous acts of philanthropy toward his hometown and the fledgling Arkham College, later to become Miskatonic University, established his reputation as a civic-minded individual. Despite this, his fellow townspeople spread tales about disappearances seemingly connected with him. Rumors told of the mysterious cargo brought to his house and a Pawtuxet farm in which he had set up a laboratory, not to mention the advanced age Curwen had reached without any signs of physical deterioration. Joseph Curwen was married to Eliza Tillinghast in 1763, and the couple had a daughter, Ann, two years later. While at first his alliance to one of Providence's most influential families brought Curwen some public acceptance, the old rumors began again soon thereafter. By 1770, it was clear that Curwen was indeed performing some sort of illegal acts, and a secret committee of Providence's most powerful men met to decide what action should be taken. On April 12,1771, a party of raiders led by this committee marched on Curwen's Pawtuxet farm. What exactly happened during the raid is unclear, but following this, Joseph Curwen was seen no more.

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