In The Crucible, why does Giles not reveal his witness?

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In act 3, Giles Corey presents a deposition stating that an anonymous, trustworthy citizen overheard Thomas Putnam telling his daughter to accuse George Jacobs of witchcraft, which proves that Putnam is using the witch trials to acquire more land. If a citizen confesses to witchcraft, the Salem authorities have the right to take their land and sell it to another person who can afford the property. Thomas Putnam is the only man rich enough in Salem to continuously buy foreclosed land and is using his daughter to aid him in his land grab. Whenever Judge Hathorne insists that Giles Corey tell him the name of the citizen who overheard Thomas Putnam,...

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