February 15, 1781

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.