Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas in Greenwich, NJ, 1766
"There was many guns fired last eve and I heard of some frolicks. To day we had a Sermon upon the 4th Chapter of galations., the 4th and 5th Verses. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his son made of a woman & c. We dressed flax."
-Diary of Philip Vickers Fithian, Thursday, December 25, 1766 (Greenwich, NJ) cited in F. Alan Palmer, The Beloved Cohansie of Philip Vickers Fithian (Greenwich, NJ: Cumberland County Historical Society, n.d.), 58.