Not as clerk or seamster as in former days, but as half owner and proprietor.
One sees in it a natural outcome of his prentice life in London, as a shoemaker, a seamster, or what not.
My "seamster," Maria, has a little girl who she sent me word should be my little chambermaid, and she wished me to name her.
A seamster cut out for them two long black robes with hoods attached, like monks' habits.
My wife is a seamster, my auntie a cook I do janitor work or comon labor.