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The author discusses how private burials were illegal in the colony; the law required at least three or four persons to witness the funeral of a deceased person. He describes funerals as being festive affairs, with large amounts of food and drink being served. Some people called for fugality. Clearly the high cost of dying was a recognizable problem in the colonial era as it is today.