The Crucible

Why does Giles Corey allege in his deposition about the behavior of Thomas Putman? According to Corey, what are Putman's motives? What legal maneuver does Danforth use to declare Corey in contempt of court?

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Giles Corey alleges that Putnam accused George Jacobs of witchery because he wants his land. Corey refuses to give up the source of this information so he is put in contempt of court.