at Litchfield, Conn., and was admitted to the bar at Newburyport, Mass., in 1812.
His friend, John Neal, says: He opened a law office at 103 Court street, Boston, where he found nothing to do, and s that Mr. Pierpont should go to Baltimore and open a way for a branch of their business there.
Mr. Neal went as its manager, and for a brief time he had remarkable success.
He says, With one clerk Iishman whose acquaintance he had made in Baltimore, who it proved had lived from hand to mouth, Mr. Neal remarks, Until we took him up and he took us in most pitiably. . . After a brief struggle, he crom this period in his life, but we shall have to see him as others have described him. Says Mr. John Neal: He was tall, straight and spare, six feet, I should say, and rather ungraceful in fact, tho
Their reverend beards that swept their bosoms wet With the chill dews of shady Olivet.
Mr. Neal, who was a member of his household, says: We were at breakfast—it was rather late.
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