What is the reason for the complaints against Rebecca Nurse?  

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Thomas Putnam and his wife, Ann, are the two primary characters who make complaints about Rebecca Nurse. Rebecca Nurse is a righteous, beloved elderly woman whose reputation as a morally upright Christian precedes her. Despite her flawless reputation, the Putnams resent Rebecca and her husband for several reasons. Miller writes that Francis Nurse had fought a land war against Thomas Putnam that lasted for two days. In addition to their land feud, the Nurse family was part of the faction that prevented Thomas Putnam's man, James Bayley, from being elected as Salem's minister. The Nurse family also allied themselves with other neighboring farms to break away from Salem and form Topsfield, which was a new independent entity that old Salemites like Putnam resented.

Mrs. Putnam also...

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