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.
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.
Graduating at Middlebury College in 1823, he became tutor in the Columbian University (now George man.
After graduating from the university of Pittsburgh he entered the banking house of Thomas Mellon & Sons and later became a partner.
Even if she had decided to work somewhere else after graduating, getting her parents to let her sink or swim would have been impossible.