Twice and thrice a week the voice told me that I must depart and go into France.

And the voice said that I would raise the siege before Orleans. And it told me to go to Vaucouleurs, to Robert de Baudricourt, captain of the town, who would give me men to go with me.

And I answered the voice that I was a poor girl who knew nothing of riding and warfare.

From Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words.

Verbatim transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials [via kimsaid]


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