June 17, 1780

1780 June 17 (Saturday).  Capt. Fisher returns from Boston: informs that two thirds of the people of this State appear to accept of the Plan and Form of Government which the Convention had drawn up and recommended: That the Convention is Dissolved; and that some very important letters from Congress and from Gen’l Washington had arrived; and recommended most immediate and vigorous Exertions in raising men and furnishing Provisions for the Army.  He also brings a Letter from Elias, who writes that as the Conclusion of all Collegiate Exercises was at 3 o’clock the afternoon of the 13th, and no public Performances to be on the 21st as was expected, by reason of the immense Expense of necessarys there, so there is nothing to hinder his returning home on Monday next etc.