We made it safely to Williamsburg and I have begun my search for the Philip Vickers Fithian re-enactor. After some additional research I have learned that there is a possibility that Philip only shows up during the Christmas season. I am not, however, giving up hope.
We spent the evening watching eighteenth-century dancers in the Governor’s Palace at Williamsburg. I wish I had seen this performance before I wrote chapter five of The Way of Improvement Leads Home. The dancers brought to life for me the scenes at Nomini Hall when Philip the wallflower refused to dance.
We will be back in Williamsburg tomorrow and I will continue my attempts to track Fithian down. Stay tuned.