He was ordained about the same time, and admitted D.C.L.
Next year he was ordained to the curacy of St Mary's, Bryanston Square, and took priest's orders in 1868.
Here he became an instructor in German at Harvard in 1825, and in 1830 obtained an appointment as professor of German language and literature there; but his anti-slavery agitation having given umbrage to the authorities, he forfeited his post in 1835, and was ordained Unitarian minister of a chapel at Lexington in Massachusetts in 1836.
In 1541, was ordained deacon in 1544 and was proctor and Lady Margaret preacher in 1548-1549.
He was ordained minister of New Luce in Galloway in 1660, but had to leave his parish under Middleton's Ejectment Act in 1663.