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fterwards 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. I find no mention of Mrs. Baker in Mrs. Sargent's paper, Literary Medford, published in the Register, January, 1912. She was an able woman and a voluminous author, was born in Andover, Mass., August 19, 1815, and educated at the famous Abbot Female Seminary. She was married three years previous to coming to Medford. Her books were not published till after her removal from here. The list comprises nearly two hundred volumes, most of them juvenile stories, Tim the Scissors-Grinder being the most popular. Several were translated into