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Food preparation for family and workers
Housekeeping – sweeping, cleaning dishes, bringing in water
Tracking food stores – flour, salt, vegetables, meat
Housekeeping – scrubbing floors, dusting
Making candles and soap
Washing and ironing clothes
Airing the rooms
Making pickles, sausages, jellies, and jams
Airing mattresses or replacing the stuffing
Planting and caring for the kitchen garden
Making clothing for family and servants
Making bed linens, towels, draperies, and pillow covers
WOMEN ALSO TOOK CARE OF THE CHILDREN AND THE SICK
(Information taken from Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert, 1795-1821 by Margaret Law Callcott)