In 1802 disgruntled political hitman James Thomson Callender dumps a bucket of scandal on President Jefferson. Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! proclaims the scandalmonger, "It is well known that the man, whom it delighteth the people to honor, keeps and for many years has kept as his concubine, one of his own slaves. Her name is SALLY. The name of her eldest son is TOM. His features are said to bear a striking although sable resemblance to those of the President himself." Callender's "wooly-headed" Black Sal is, disgustingly but sensationally, a "slut as common as the pavement."