What duty has Mary Warren been performing in Salem?

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In Act Two, Mary Warren tells her employers, who are John and Elizabeth Proctor, that she is now "an official of the court."  She has been going into Salem in order to give testimony against accused witches such as Sarah Good, and she considers this to be her Christian duty.  When John Proctor forbids her to go into Salem to the courts again, she says,

I must tell you, sir, I will be gone...

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