Dateline: Philadelphia, 1704 to 1705. The description of corruption and vices that these new laws assume is startling. You are there!
Dateline Virginia, March 1661/2: A husband and wife with their two servants gets lashes for striking the High Sheriff. It’s one symptom of a dysfunctional family.
The Richardsons, even though one of them served in the highest level of Pennsylvania’s Provincial Government, were very dysfunctional. These records go from 1688 to 1689 in Philadelphia, but the murder happened in Kent County, (West) New Jersey.