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Cuyler dominated the conversation with “sentences from the Bible, and Tract Society exhortations to me as a ‘dear youth,’” Thomas wrote.
In England, Thomas toured and met relatives, including the family of one of his father’s cousins, Harriet Kane Wood. ” In the coming years, he showered the Wood children, who felt a “great affection for their Cousin Tom,” with gifts. ”⁴ From London, Thomas traveled on to Paris, forming part of a steady stream of American visitors to France during this era. In 1830, a middle-class uprising had led to the creation of the constitutional July Monarchy, which governed France under King Louis-Philippe from 1830 to 1848.
As a result, John emphasized “that college honours are in themselves very paltry objects of effort . . ”¹⁹ Thomas quickly distinguished himself academically. His first “monthly report” gave him “very good” marks for both academics and behavior. By April, his parents congratulated him on his high class rank and encouraged him to cultivate a relationship with his mentor, Merritt C. Caldwell, the college’s most eminent professor. ²⁰ A freshman “rebellion” marked Thomas’s final weeks in college and gives some insights into his developing character.