New Jersey History Volume 6-10

New Jersey History Volume 6-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...agreeable to every one that hath the pleasure to be acquainted with her. She, as doth her Husband, taketh Pleasure in regulating the Affairs of the Family, which by her Diligence & Care, is kept in the neatest order; & the greatest Harmony & Decorum may be observed in every Department of the whole. Besides the Persons before mentioned, which compose the Family, are about 50 or 60 Blacks all of whom, except those who are necessary for Domestic Service live in a large convenient House built for that Purpose, without the Gate; in the House every servant hath their perticular Sphere to act in. I never saw more than 2 in the House otherwise than in the Kitchen, and those were waiters. Those who live in the Out House each have their perticular Departments & regular Hours to work in; their Vituals is cooked at certain Hours by their own Oookes; to which they are regularly called by a Bell which Rings in the Morning for the Servants to turn out to their Work, & for Breakfast, or Dinner at a propper Time, for them to leave their Work, and again at 8 in_the Evening for each to repair to their House, after which no Noise is heard. Notwithstanding they have so large a Family to regulate Mrs. Schuyler also seeth to the Manufacturing of suitable cloathing for all the Servants, all of which is the Produce of their own Plantation, in which she is helped by her Marnma & Miss Polly; the whole is done with less Combustion and Noise than many Families who have not more than 4 or 5 Persons in the whole Family; this whole Family seems to be still & quiet & serene, notwithstanding its magnitude and the multiplicity of Business which they have to transact. What added to my surprise after observing the regulations of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768353
  • 9781236768353