The Scarlet Letter

For what two " practical necessities " did the new colony set aside land?

Chapter one the prison door

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The two practical necessities were a cemetery and a prison.

"The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison."


The Scarlet Letter