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Treasurer Putnam was one of respectable citizens of Salem, and a member of the Puritan selectmen with a biased view towards the refugees.

Putnam is a character in the third season of Salem, portrayed by Jonny Coyne.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Putnam was a politician with firm convictions, a closed mind, and strict morality. His primary interest was to safeguard his own interests, without showing charity to the needy and the poor. Putnam was also racist towards the neighboring indigenous tribes.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Putnam was a middle-aged man of low stature, and slightly overweight. Putnam was bald, with hazel eyes, and a stiff gait. His fine clothes were all black, as befitted to a Puritan selectman.

Throughout the Salem series[edit | edit source]


Appearances[edit | edit source]

Memorable Quotes[edit | edit source]

Putnam: "Is it the end of the world?"
Cotton Mather: "No doubt the end of someone's world."
The Reckoning
Putnam: "Mr.Hathorne, would you put the safety of strangers before our own?"
Magistrate Hathorne: "Of course not, Mr. Putnam."
John Alden: "While we argue, people are dying. The militia would be better used clearing those already here."
The Reckoning
Magistrate Hathorne: "People, please. Please. Let us not allow these irrational fears to incite us. We shall save any decision until this evening when calmer heads may prevail."
Putnam: "Today or tonight no matter. I will demand a vote. Clear the town of heretic and refugee scum. Then seal Salem. Protect ourselves."
The Reckoning

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Putnam was one of the several character introduced in the third season.[1]
  • Treasurer Putnam is loosely based on the historical Thomas Putnam, a significant accuser in the notorious Salem Witch Trials in 1692.

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