Nero, thank you so much for the ginger, the ice cream money for my grandson and most of all Hanging Henry Gambrill: The Violent Career of Baltimore's Plug Uglies, 1854-1860 by Tracy Matthew Melton. What a great looking book. I'm thrilled to get a look at the Baltimore crime scene of 150 years ago, as my only previous reading on it was focused on prize-fighting.
The package had been held up due to it being damaged, though the contents were fine.
May your exile beyond the shadow of this evil town remain serene.