Some idea may be formed of the scarcity of food in this city from the fact that, while my youngest daughter was in the kitchen today, a young rat came out of its hole and seemed to beg for something to eat; she held out some bread, which it ate from her hand, and seemed grateful. Several others soon appeared and were as tame as kittens. Perhaps we shall have to eat them!
-- John Beauchamp Jones February 11th, 1863.
February 11, 1693
While the General Court discussed the bounty on wolves, Lydia and Sarah Dustin, Elizabeth Coleson, and Sarah Cole (all of them acquitted on the charge of witchcraft) were transferred from Boston to the Cambridge jail until their fines could be paid.
(Bad Days in History pg. 66)