Graduating at Middlebury College in 1823, he became tutor in the Columbian University (now George man.
After graduating from Amherst in 1895 he studied law in an office at Northampton, Mass.
Residence in the college, meeting his expenses by a small sum amassed by school-keeping and by help from a poor students' fund, and graduating in 1836.
His address before the graduating class of the divinity school at Cambridge, in 1838, was an impassioned protest against what he called "the defects of historical Christianity" (its undue reliance upon the personal authority of Jesus, and its failure to explore the moral nature of man as the fountain of established teaching), and a daring plea for absolute selfreliance and a new inspiration of religion.
…if you hadn't dropped out, you'd be graduating in a few months.