Oats- What a wonderful morning we are having here in the middle colonies. The wheat crop has grown in bountiful and plenty. [Enter Family]
Oats- Hello good friend! My name is Oats and I am a citizen of this fine town here in the middle colonies. Father- Hello Sir, I have brought my family to these colonies from England to start a new life. My family is rather large and we noticed when we were visiting the southern colonies that there were not very many families there. Oats- That’s because here in the middle colonies most of the people who live here are family units of seven or more. There are also a lot of relatives here like Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents. Father- Wow so this is a very family friendly place.
Oats- Definitely! Because we are Quakers we believe that all people are friends of us and that everyone is equal in God’s eyes! Mother- So women and children have equal rights too! (ANXIOUSLY) Oats- Ha-ha….. NO! Women do not have the ability to vote, own land, go into business, or sign contracts. …… BUT! Women play a major role in our society by making a lot of the clothes that everyone wears and picking berries and roots to die them different colors. Child #1- Is there something for us children to do?
Oats- Something Fun for children to do?
All children- YEAH!
Oats- Of course, the male children will become apprentices to people so that they may learn useful skills, while the young ladies learn home skills from their mothers. Family- Wow this place is great!
Oats- It sure is!
Oats- Hello good friend!
Asher- I just got here from Boston! I am looking to start a farm here. When I got here form England, I was looking to get rich quick with a bountiful cash crop. But when I got to the New England colonies, the soil was rocky and did...