In the years that followed the death of his first wife, Tucker made do with a housekeeper, but early in 1780 he ran into difficulties. After the death of his current housekeeper in February, he lost two replacements in two months. As he told Dr Adams, all he wanted was an old woman to look after an old man.1 Then in a postscript to a letter of 4 April 1780, he wrote, ‘I am at last fixt in an housekeeper, Mrs. Crow, a daughter of Mr. Crow the schoolmaster. If goodness consists in bulk, she must be at least twice as good as [I am]. Notwithstanding her size, she is the least eater and drinker that ever I knew.’2


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