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" Indeed, as the first report states, the society was organized "to excite the ambition of servants by the distribution of prizes for long and faithful services, to teach them that the way to become respectable is by respecting themselves, and by acting... "
First Annual Report of the Society for the Encouragement of Faithful ... - Página 4
por Society for the Encouragement of Faithful Domestic Servants of New York - 1826 - 46 páginas
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Seven Days a Week: Women and Domestic Service in Industrializing America

David M. Katzman - 1981 - 396 páginas
...mistresses dealing with a servant class. Indeed, as the first report states, the society was organized "to excite the ambition of servants by the distribution...the parts which Providence has assigned to them." At the very least, the servants whom these benevolent New Yorkers were trying to reach were neither...
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Never Done: A History of American Housework

Susan Strasser - 2000 - 384 páginas
...registry, the New York Society for the Encouragement of Faithful Domestic Servants — established "to teach them that the way to become respectable...well the parts which Providence has assigned to them" — offered premiums to servants who stayed on a job for a long time. It also tendered "friendly advice...
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