Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas in South Jersey, 1774
"Preached to day at New England-Town (Fairfield, NJ) on Matt. 4:23: 'From that time Jesus began to preach,' & c. I used my Notes some, but was none afraid. My Brother Josiah is now very ill in a Pleurisy."
--Diary of Philip Vickers Fithian, December 25, 1774 (Greenwich, Cumberland County, NJ) in Journal of Philip Vickers Fithian, ed. Robert Greenlaugh Albion and Leonidas Dodson(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1934), 248.