Random Musings from Williamsburg

We did not find a Fithian re-enactor in Colonial Williamsburg, but we did find the next best thing–a man who portrays Robert Carter III. When Baptist preacher James Ireland (on the left) heard I had written a book about Fithian he helped me track down Carter (the re-enactor was playing someone else on this particular day). Here is our encounter:

I did manage to find Carter III’s reconstructed house next to the Governor’s Palace. Fithian never visited this house, but Carter would occasionally leave the Nomini Hall plantation to go to Williamsburg to conduct business:

The Way of Improvement Leads Home made it to the College of William and Mary (Barnes and Noble) bookstore: