What does Reverend Hale want John to do with his information? the question is in the second act

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Reverend Hale, while not convinced of Abigails innocence or John's story, wants John to come forward. Hale is naive, and believes that an open and frank discussion in the court will reveal all truths, and solve all problems. He has not yet come to understand the corruption the court is working under, trusting too much in his academics and the "credentials" of those with whom he is working.