The Crucible

Why doesn't the new that Abigail and Mercy have left town affect the decision of the court?

Act 4

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The court needs to convict "witches" in the community. Convicting witches is their sole mandate, without convictions their job is irrelevant. The fact that Mercy and Abigail left town casts major doubt on everything that happened, the court couldn't allow their disappearance to have an effect on the proceedings.