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"Governor Gooch conversing with a Gentleman in the Street of Williamburgh return'd the Salute of a Negro who was passing by. Does your Honor descend so far, said the Gentleman, as to bow to a Slave? Why (replied the Governor) yes: I cannot suffer a Man of his Condition to excede me in good Manners." [Printed first in the London Magazine, afterwards in the Virginia Gazette, 16 November 1764] Sir William Gooch (1681–1751), by unknown artist, c.1725.

The Smith Family, 1807 by Captain James Smith (1762-1818) (Museums of Colonial Williamsburg). This portrait of the extended Smith family casually and charmingly features Rachel King Smith (1774-1823), wife of the artist and mother of their children, in the center of the portrait.

Benjamin West's _The Cricketers_, painted at Cambridge. Virginia loyalist Ralph Wormeley, Jr., stands at the center of the work.

A ham lover's delight.

A ham lover's delight---A look at the history of the ham rolls and how the ham, itself, has evolved through the ages. Recipe enclosed.

A young woman

A Young Woman. George Henry Harlow (English, Oil on canvas. V&A. The sitter of this portrait has not been identified. The lady faces the viewer directly. She is shown in a half-length...