Editors Note: Mr. Morse also lists an ironing day, a sewing and mending day, and a sweeping day. I’d guess that body clothing means underclothes?
The custom of this country has established Monday as wash day. Many families, however, prefer Tuesday, in order to have an opportunity on Monday to sort over the different articles, mend tears, remove stains, and the like.
Bed clothing is usually changed on Saturday, and body clothing on Saturday or Sunday, so that all clothes may be readily collected and at hand early Monday morning.