ions of these families are widely known today in financial and social circles.
A son, who bore his father's name, was the munificent patron of Harvard College and of the town of Lancaster, still the residence of the Thayers.
Dudley Hall (1780-1868) used to tell of his being a pupil, when ten years old, 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 Fellowseen a pupil of Washington Allston, and excelled in miniature painting, had pupils here to whom he gave instruction in drawing (about 1863).
John G. Whittier was a guest in the home of his brother, Matthew Francis Whittier, who at that time (1865-8) owned the cottage house on Pleasant street (present number 50), now occupied by Mrs. Sarah K. Tebbetts, from whom she bought the property in 1871.
The house has been much enlarged and altered, and at that time a neat iron fence was in front of th