National Geographic : 1937 Apr
VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL HERITAGE Finlay Photograph by Luis Marden THE COUNCIL OF THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA WAS SUPPLIED WITH "RED TAPE" Six pieces of it, used for tying documents, together with "brass candlesticks, snuffers and snuff dishes, pen knives, recording ink " were ordered by Auditor William Byrd in 1705 for the lawmakers. I national rcugrapii1i; . u- -c iy .-..... ... - " . ".. t. a-.... .. ,. HERE, IN RALEIGH TAVERN, JEFFERSON DANCED WITH HIS "FAIR BELINDA" In the Apollo Room, beside a mantel bearing in Latin the inscription, "Jollity, the Offspring of Wisdom and Good Living," students of William and Mary held carnival, Phi Beta Kappa had its banquets, and Burgesses met. The restoration has re-created accurately the building which, when it burned in 1859, had been a social center in Williamsburg for more than a century.