### March 1 On this day in March of 1784, I had an interesting encounter with a college student! I was walking through the campus of New York’s King’s College (now known as Columbia University) when I saw a group of students gathered around a professor. I approached to see what the commotion was about, and found out that the professor was giving a lecture on “The Use of Reason in Politics”. The professor soon asked if anyone had a question or a comment - it just so happened that I did! So I spoke up and addressed the professor, saying “I believe that true liberty must not be confined within narrow limits, but must expand with our growth and progress.” The professor was astonished by my eloquence and knowledge, and after his lecture concluded he asked to meet me in private. We talked for hours thereafter, and I quickly gained the nickname “Little Lion” from the professor, who said I carried myself like a brave lion - and so the name stuck!