Making a deal with the Devil — did Daniel Salthenius succeed in January 1718?

Saint Augustine and the devil. Public Domain.

On Sunday the 30th of January 30 1718, Daniel Salthenius enters into a pact with the Devil. He writes a note with his own blood, walks into the woods close to his home, the Clergy house in the small village Markim north of Stockholm and puts up the note on the parish’s sacred and magical old oak.