You’re not even allowed to do that in Grand Theft Auto.

A thing my ancestors could never have imagined: not the video game Grand Theft Auto but 21st century Johnson & Johnson and American doctors in real life, 2013.

John Stewart via  the Daily Show 2013, December 5th, “Holy shit. They knowingly bribed doctors to give useless drugs to old people, the disabled and babies,” a stunned Stewart said. “You’re not even allowed to do that in ‘Grand Theft Auto.” Johnson & Johnson, this company


Page 11 Family Pride

Stand on the busiest corner of New York City and detain the first 500 people who pass either on foot or in any variety of vehicle. Line them up and look them over. Say that they roughly correspond, person for person, with each of our first American ancestors, and we shall not be far wrong. There will be, most likely, a very few of exceptional ability, and a very few scoundrels, the great majority will be passably good citizens, mediocre and commonplace. If it be objected that many of those hypothetically drawn into our net on the metropolitan corner may be foreigners, the obvious reply is, that every single one of our first colonial ancestors was a foreigner.

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Jacobus, Donald. Genealogy As Pastime And Profession. New Haven, Conn., The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor company, 1930

Insults in 1672

Deborah Angell, daughter of Thomas, the original ancestor of this Angell branch, married Stephen Sabeere in 1668:

This present writing may certify all present shall come that the Generall Sergeant Did publish the baines if matrymonye betwixt Steeuen Sabeere and Deborah Angell both Late of Newport at two seuerl meetings of the Genr Courts held at Newport in my Audience Given under my hand this 7th of November John Green Assistant 1668

Volume 3 page 104 of Providence (R.I.). Record Commissioners. The Early Records of the Town of Providence. Providence: Snow and Farnham, city printers, 1892. At HathiTrust.

Deborah and Stephen had a family, probably owned land and probably stayed in the Providence Rhode Island area. On November 19 of 1672 Stephen had some trouble: Stephen calls Henry Palmer’s wife a witch, Henry calls Stephen a French dog and french Roug.

28 Award of John Easton to James Barker about Henry Palmer and Stephen Sebeere.  Thirdly Wee do Award Stephen Sebeere shall acknowlidge unto Henry Palmer done ronge unto him and his wife in sayinge that his wife is a witch Fourthly Wee do award. Henry Palmer, acknowlidge that he hath done Ronge in callinge Stephen Sebeere French dog and french Roug 19th day of Nov. 1672:  John Easton  James Barker

Volume 1 page 25. Worthington, Dorothy and Rhode Island Historical Society. Rhode Island Land Evidences, Vol. I, 1648-1696: Abstracts. Providence:Rhode Island Historical Society 1921. At HathiTrust.