love or lust statement 31

As the days turn into weeks, we find Ann spending more time with Catherine Galloway, as Catherine has been deemed the matched spirit to Benjamin. Shockingly this is the second time that Catherine has accepted her position as his matched spirit! In her heart, she has feelings for Benjamin: as the evidence confirms that she is happy to fall into his arms, then into his bed. Visually Ann wants Catherine to look her best for Benjamin. Carefully she, quote. ‘Assisted in making up clothes for her (Catherine) and adorned her naturally rather plain person in the best manner.’ Communicating together, Ann requires detailed information from Catherine. Turning to historical documents we read that Ann quote. ‘Apparently took so much interest in her happiness, as to inquire after her wedded enjoyments, as proof of their being matched spirits.’ Ann is desperately trying to ensure Benjamin is happy by using her inquisitive charm as a lady of breeding and wealth. Repeatedly she communicates with Catherine about her private sexual experiences, we read, quote. ‘This extreme attention to personal pleasure among the adults, lead to a partial neglect of others in the household, or kingdom.’

Coming from a working-class background, Catherine dressed in work clothes fulfilled her duties as a cook and cleaner. Socially elevated by her sexual entanglement with Benjamin, we find her disrobed then dressed to impress, only this time she is in the parlor for a different kind of work! We read the quote. ‘Catherine dressed well, and spent a large portion of her time in the parlor.’ Dressed in her new attire we find Catherine’s old working clothes become part of Elizabeth Pierson’s working garments. In the words of Sojourner-Truth, we read, quote. ‘While the child (Elizabeth Pierson) then only ten years old did considerable amounts of the chamber-work. And even washed the outside stoop to their handsome establishment, which we suppose, Catherine would have done had there been less love.’ As a servant, Catherine worked hard attending to her duties. As a lover, her enjoyment of her tasks is without question. The sexual activities between Benjamin and Catherine appear to be a secret from Mr. Elijah Pierson, and his daughter Elizabeth. Wisely perhaps Benjamin did not want his business activities further damaged due to his intimate appetites with Catherine! The sleeping arrangements inside the household are a desperate attempt to conceal the true facts. In essence, we read, quote, ‘Catherine used to get from her bed, leaving the child (Elizabeth) and went up to Mr. B Folgers room.’ Eventually, over time the sleeping arrangements are no longer secret; as Elizabeth Pierson witnessed and quote. ‘Talked about these activities!’ (Ref: H31)

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