I-"The Witches of New-York" - Mortimer Thomson - New York Tribune

Byline: Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.; 1857-01-22; The New York Tribune; pages 6

Report: "The Witches of New York" - Mortimer Thomson (Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B) - New York Tribune

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These unsophisticated persons who believe that Witchcraft in American is mere historical reminiscence; that broomstick locomotion is a last art; that Astrology, in its mystic sense, is no longer predicted; that Palmistry, and Geomancy, and Bibliomancy, and the other scientific mysteries of the Black Art, are unknown to now-a-day Yankees, are laboring under a charitable delusion.

Description:The first article in the series "Witches of New-York" by humorist Mortimer Thomson (often wrote under the pseudonym Doesticks). For this series, Thomson visited fortune-tellers and astrologers throughout New York City under the guise of paying customer.

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A New York Tribune article written as part of the "The Witches of New-York" series by Mortimer Thomson.