AS A LAW STUDENT.
MR. WEBSTER began to study law in August, 1801, immediately after his graduation, in the office of Thomas W. Thompson, a friend of his father, at Salisbury. His studies were interrupted, though not discontinued, by his teaching at Fryeburg; and, after the close of his service as a teacher, he returned to Mr. Thompson's office, where he remained about two years. In July, 1804, he went to Boston to pursue his studies in the office of the celebrated Christopher Gore, who had already occupied high posts of honor at home and abroad, and who was afterwards Governor of Massachusetts. He remained in Boston until the spring of 1805; and, during this period, he at one time took charge of his brother Ezekiel's school, and thus became the preceptor of the boy Edward Everett.
Mr. Webster was admitted to the bar in Boston, in March, 1805, and soon after established himself and put out his sign at Boscawen, the town next to Salisbury, that he might be near at hand to assist his father. In the autumn of 1807, -- his father having now died, -- he removed to Portsmouth, where