1780 May 26 (Friday). I discover also that my son Sam is — that Capt. Elias and that Coll. Baldwin are. N.B. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences formed, constituted And Made a Body politic and Corporate by an act of the General Assembly of this State, at their present Sessions. The Names of the Members are published in todays Spy. It is matter of Joy to me! But it was also of Surprise, as I cant trace its Conception nor Author, nor [Fantors?] the characters, Qualifications, Duty, Immunitys, and Emoluments.