The Crucible

why does deputy governor dasnforth refuse to pardon,or postpone the hanging of, those accused?

it's on act 4.but i cant find it.help please!

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Danforth knows that the people of Salem are growing weary of these ongoing trials, so it is up to him to end it once and for all. The best way to do this, for Danforth, is to obtain confessions from the "witches."