The butler was in charge of the dining room, the wine cellar, pantry, and sometimes the entire main floor. In a household without an official head housekeeper, female servants and kitchen staff were also directly under the butlers management, while in smaller households, the butter usually doubled as valet.
Slaves typically lived in small log houses coated with a plaster made of mud and other materials to keep out the wind, rain and snow. A brick fireplace was centred in the largest part of the structure. Dirt floors were most common and wooden chimneys that could be moved as needed were attached.
Slaves where punished by whipping, shackling, HANGING, beating, burning, mutilation, branding, sexual assault and imprisonment. Punishment was often meted out in response to disobedience or perceived infraction, but sometimes abused was performed to re-assert the dominance of the master (or overseer) over the slave.