Last night I was at the University of Richmond where I gave a lecture on Philip Vickers Fithian to the American Revolution Roundtable of Richmond. The University of Richmond is a beautiful campus. Since I got there early I was able to stroll around a bit.
The crowd at the lecture was very knowledgeable and curious about Fithian and what I have been calling the “Presbyterian Rebellion.” I even managed to sell a few books during the signing period after the lecture.
I also experienced “a first” last night. The Q&A session following the lecture had to be cut short because a seventy-eight year old man in the audience fainted! It was VERY warm in the room (I was sweating through the entire lecture) and this gentleman was simply overcome by the heat. Fortunately, there was a doctor in attendance and after a few minutes the man was fine.
Thanks to Bruce Venter for inviting me to speak and Bill Welsch, a fellow native New Jerseyan, for helping me find my way to Route 95 following the lecture.