Danforth tells Hathorne how there are now cows wandering the highroads because all of their masters are now in jail.
I have given you my soul; leave me my name!
Paris talks about how Mercy Lewis and Abigail have run away and taken thirty-one pounds from his strong box.
Parris, Hale, and Elizabeth are attempting to get Proctor to confess and sign so others will follow his actions and do the same. In order to do this they send Elizabeth to talk to him.
After John signs the paper saying he talked with the devil, he learns that they are going to hang this on the doors of the church so others can see. He decides to tear the paper and be hanged instead of give away his name that he cares so much for.
John was sentenced to be hanged because he would not give the court the signed papers of his confession.