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Written by CarolTS
(10/1/2009 1:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, bring her to Delaford?, penned by LouAnn
Harriet Smith wasn't brought to her father's home - she was sent to a decent school and left there in the hopes someoen would ask to marry her. That's basically what Mrs. Jennings was saying - except she was thinking she should be taught to do something useful (apprenticeships were for jobs after all). I don't think it's that different from Harriet or that it's harsh. A lot of girls who became maids ended up marrying one of the men who were also on staff.
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