Herealised his first studies in the School of San Carlos, where one stood out immediately by his enduring and anxious character and its intellectual aptitudes. The director of that one establishmentrelated that " he was philosopher and in each literary function that maintained, as well as in the deprived conferences of the school… its success was always consequent, which confirmed thejuiciosidad very well, application and fervor whereupon " was handled in the particular obligations to its institute…;.
It followed studies superiors in the Real University of San Felipe, receivinghis doctorate in Laws in 1804, the same year in which was received like lawyer by the Real Hearing.
In 1810, it began to indicate his affections towards the revolutionary cause in which from 1811 itwould agree with his schoolmate, Jose Miguel Race. In May of that year, Rodriguez was appointed solicitor of the Town hall of Santiago, position that would carry out by brief time: the coup d'etat oftook it to November to the delegation by Santiago before the Congress and to the few days Secretary of State in the portfolio was appointed military.
Many are the eventfuljourneys that the popular wisdom has turned into true legend has that it like protagonist. One tells that, persecuted by realistic troops, one took refuge in the convent of Apoquindo of the Dominicanfriars, and that disguised of monk, lead to its pursuers by all the dependencies of the enclosure.
Also, it is maintained that in an opportunity, pretending to be a pordiosero, it got abrir thedoor of the vehicle that the Governor drived Marked of the Pont, that in gratefulness by that one gesture would have gotten to give a gratuity him.
In another fact, being in a countryside, it would...