Bureau table constructed by John Townsend, 1785-90, example of Rhode Island furniture.
John Ledyard, early American traveler. First white American to set foot on the west coast of the continent. He attempted to walk around the world, but Catherine of Russia had him arrested and deported. Got venereal disease in Tonga. Died in Cairo of dysentery in Cairo in 1789.
Image of prostitutes, 1787