After graduation he began the study of law in his native town.
The rule for graduation is very simple.
The two years after his graduation he spent in New Haven studying theology.
Even before his graduation in September 17 20 as valedictorian and head of his class, he seems to have had a well formulated philosophy.
For this profession he was, both by capacity and tastes, utterly unfitted, and it was fortunate that, shortly after his graduation, he received an offer of a professorship of modern languages at Bowdoin College.