Why does Giles Corey accuse Thomas Putnam of "... killing his neighbors for their land?"

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In act three, Giles Corey presents a deposition from an honest, respected anonymous neighbor claiming that he overheard Thomas Putnam instructing his daughter to accuse George Jacobs of witchcraft so that he can purchase his forfeited land. Thomas Putnam is aware of the law that states if a man confesses to witchcraft, his property will be foreclosed and sold to the highest bidder. Given that Thomas Putnam is the most wealthy man in the community, he is using the witch trials as a means to attain more property. In doing so, Thomas Putnam is having his daughter accuse innocent citizens, who are tried in court and will be hanged...

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