1781 February 15 (Thursday). Mr. John Forbes of Rutland in Vermont here, and gives me an Account of their Exposedness to the Enemy, last summer — Rutland being a Frontier. He informs me of their Assemblys having voted to erect a College in their state, and have chosen 12 persons to be Trustees — that they have got a Printing Press, and that a Green from New-London is the Printer. Mr. Moses Brigham here with Mr. James Miller junior. The latter sells his Place to the former, for which he has a larger Tract in Atworth in New Hampshire. They are forming Writings. Benjamin Woods Brother William here and lodges with Ben. Their Father is come from Sunderland to the Deacons.