r than one arising from emotion.
Even more in advance of the times was a discourse in favor of inoculation for smallpox.
In 1741 he published A Memoir of the Life and Death of the Pious and Ingenuous Mrs. Jane Colman Turell, who died at Medford, March 26, 1735, aetat 27.
Most of the quaint prose and poetry was collected from her own manuscript, and his part of the work included a sketch of her father, the Rev. Benjamin Colman.
Many discourses of the Rev. David Osgood were published from 1784 to 1824, one especially notable in 1783, Reflections on the Goodness of God in Supporting the People of the United States Through the Late War.
He was famous for his political sermons; the Devil Let Loose, on the French Revolution; an Election sermon; a Eulogy on George Washington, and others.
His daughter, Miss Lucy Osgood, wrote a memoir of Charlotte Ann Haven Brooks, and left many interesting letters written in a marked literary style.
The Rev. Converse Francis published several ora