The fictional Sherlock Holmes has nothing on William Clayton Jr., in 1690.
Dateline: 1683 to 1700, Pennsylvania and West Jersey. The head of household served in the highest level of government of the Province of Pennsylvania, but his own really bad behavior brought him down.
Our earliest Founders—one hundred years before the Revolutionary War was concluded and the Constitution was ratified—took great pride in the new nation they were setting up.
This time the combination and interaction turned out bad.