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Jefferson, Jefferson, Jefferson

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Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with man or woman shall be punished, if a man, by castration, if a woman, by cutting through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half diameter at the … Continue reading

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Booing Benedict Arnold

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A small group came marching down the Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg: a couple of colonial militiamen, followed by a fife and drum, followed by a civilian.   The group made their way to the front of the courthouse.  The soldiers and musicians … Continue reading

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Sunny London Town

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In 1823, Anne Arundel County moved its almshouse from downtown Annapolis to site on the South River about eight miles south of town.  On the site there already existed a large Georgian house, built between 1758 and 1764 by businessman William … Continue reading

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Godiah Spray

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A costumed interpreter greeted us at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, our final stop at the Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) complex.  “Good afternoon.  I’m William, one of Master Spray’s indentured servants.”  He was the only St. Mary’s interpreter to … Continue reading

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We’re #4

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The site where the Ark and the Dove landed, in 1634, belonged to the Yaocomico people.  “…[I]n order to avoid every appearance of injustice and afford opportunity for hostility,” wrote a Jesuit priest who traveled on the Ark, “we bought from … Continue reading

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Seeking Mary Jennings

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An interpreter sat near the bow of the Maryland Dove, a recreation of a 17th century trading ship moored at Historic St. Mary’s City museum. She was a young woman – probably a student from St. Mary’s College, next door … Continue reading

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Rule Britannia, Y’All

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The Virginia upper class of the early 20th century had a thing about England.  It had to do, according to Agecroft Hall’s application to the National Register of Historic Places, with industrialization and the perceived threat that the influx of central and … Continue reading

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