In 1840, another New Orleans student with McDonogh connections matriculated at Lafayette. Thomas McDonogh Durnford was the godson of John McDonogh, but unlike David and Washington McDonogh, he was free. The son of Andrew Durnford, a mixed-race free black planter and close associate of John McDonogh’s, and Charlotte Remy, a free woman of color, Thomas Durnford was Lafayette’s second black graduate, receiving his degree in 1846. While at Lafayette, he was treated differently from David and Washington; he was allowed to live in the same building as the other students and he was a speaker at his commencement. After graduation, Durnford pursued medical studies in New York City and established a medical practice in New Orleans, also maintaining a part-time residence in Paris. He was apparently a proponent of colonization, believing that American slaves should be freed and sent to Africa, the land of “their” fathers.