You may have heard the story of how an American doctor named Thomas Jefferson once offered to pay a maid $5 to clean the house in exchange for doing chores around the house.
The maid agreed, and they became friends.
Then Jefferson wrote to her that she had been so kind to him, he had been too gracious to offer to pay her any money, but she was willing to do a job for free.
The housekeeper responded that she would do the same.
It was a lovely story, and it gave the American public a sense of what a working housekeeper could be.
But it turned out that Jefferson wasn’t entirely honest about what he was offering, as we now know.
He offered her a $5 gift card, and the maid did not immediately accept it.
Instead, she demanded a $1,000 payment in return for cleaning the house for him.
In a later letter, Jefferson wrote that he had intended to give her a bonus for “doing her duty.”
He also said that “she is a very industrious, and industrious woman, who in her own way is making a very good income.”
Jefferson did not have to give up his $5,000 bonus to keep his offer.
A year later, when Jefferson was still president, he again offered her $5 for cleaning his house, this time for a “free” job.
She agreed, though she said she would accept the $1 million.
Jefferson offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the housekeeper who had allegedly stolen the $5 from him.
That reward was never delivered.
Instead of a reward, he instead paid the housekeepers wages.
It’s easy to understand why Jefferson thought he could offer a $3,000 bounty for information.
The American public had been accustomed to generous gifts for those who had performed housework in the past.
But Jefferson’s bounty was far from generous, because he never paid the maid’s wages.
Instead he promised to give $1 in compensation if the housemaid helped him with cleaning the mansion, even though she was not yet married.
The housekeepers salary was not increased in any way, and she never received a penny.
It wasn’t until 1828 that the United States Congress passed a law that banned the payment of wages to housekeepers.
This law was a direct response to Jefferson’s earlier bounty, and was meant to protect housekeepers from being exploited by unscrupulous landlords.
In 1833, Congress amended the statute to ban the payment in compensation of wages by housekeepers to owners of private houses and by private tenants.
The law said that no wages could be paid to a housekeeper if she was a “negligent servant.”
The law also prohibited the payment by private landlords of wages in lieu of rent.
The new law also gave the U.S. government the authority to regulate and prohibit the payment or other receipt of wages.
The House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of the law in 1833.
It passed by a margin of 4 to 1.
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