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Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. Having finished his studies at Cambridge in Dec., 1833, Sumner entered as a student, Jan. 8, 1834, His father noted the day in his interleaved copy of Thomas's Farmer's Almanac. His classmate Hopkinson had desired Sumner to enter his office at Lowell, and Mr. Alvord also invited him to his office in Greenfield. the law-office of Benjamin Rand, Court Street, Boston; a lawyer having a large practice, but distinguished rather for his great learning and faithful attention to the business of his clients than for any attractive forensic qualities. Mr. Rand in the autumn of 1834 visited England, where he was well received by lawyers and judges. His partner, Mr. A. H. Fiske, remained in charge of the office. He had access to the remarkably well-stored library of Mr. Rand, which was enriched on the arrival of almost every English packet. He followed very much his tastes while in the<