d, of Nathaniel Thayer.
A side light is thrown upon the importance of Dr. Osgood in the community by the fact that of the one hundred copies of the Sermon and Charge and Right Hand of Fellowship printed by the town, twelve were given to our Medford minister.
Twenty were for Mr. Thayer, six for the president of Harvard, sixteen to as many clergymen, and the rest were given to heads of families in the congregation.
In the third schoolhouse a young man taught for six months (December, 1796, to July, 1797), who afterwards taught theology for nearly forty years in Andover Theological Seminary.
He was the celebrated Leonard Woods, D. D. He joined the church under Dr. Osgood and was the life-long friend of his pastor, though their views on theological points varied greatly.
On leaving our town his connection with it did not cease, for Dr. Woods' youngest daughter married Rev. A. R. Baker, who was settled over the Second Congregational Society from 1838-1848.
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