Longfellow's class in college was one of the most remarkable that ever graduated at Bowdoin. There were, among them, Nathaniel Hawthorne (who spelled his name Hathorne in college); Franklin Pierce, afterward President of the United States; Jonathan Cilley, who was shot, while a member Congress, in a duel, by Mr. Graves of Kentucky; George B. Cheever, a distinguished clergyman and author; Stephen Longfellow the eldest brother of the poet, rapidly rising to distinction at the bar, when his earthly career was cut short by death; John S. C. Abbott, a somewhat famous writer; James W. Bradbury, an able lawyer, who has been in the United States senate (Yale New.
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