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Mary Whitney was not a rich woman, but was poor and worked as a servant under Mrs. Alderman Parkinson. Mary's view on life: " it angered [Mary] that some people had so much and others so little, as she could not see any divine plan in it " (173). " When [Mary] had saved enough of her wages, she was going to marry a nice young farmer whose land was already cleared and a good house built..." (192). She basically did not like the idea of classes, wanted a companion and have a family.
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