Women in 18th Century Economy
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Now that you are of age you must start helping out around the house. Go wash the dishes.
Elizabeth's 7th Birthday
Yes mother. This is my duty as a girl of the 18th century
Elizabeth's 15th Birthday
Though working as a servant can be tough, I must do it to earn enough money for a dowry so I can get married. Marriage is the only thing that matters.
Elizabeth's 25th Birthday
It took 10 years, but Elizabeth finally got married. Thus she has established a household, but now she needs to maintain it.
Elizabeth's 25th Birthday(continued)
John, I need to help you manage the business so we can earn enough money. Childbearing would hinder me and my duty so we must be careful not to have too many children.
As the wife of a merchant, part of Elizabeth's role in the family economy is to manage the household's finances
Elizabeth's 30th Birthday
Even on my birthday I am still a part of this family, and so I must do my part to maintain it
A Week After John's Death Day
John is dead, which means the business is my responsibility. But, I will need help running it, which is why I have chosen to hire you
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