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[310] and has already been elected a member of the Senate of Massachusetts. May it be long before his name can come under the care of the historian.

A similar wish we may express for Thomas S. Harlow, Esq., who is a permanent and valuable resident in Medford, but attends to his professional business in Boston.

Public characters.

Medford has furnished its share of public characters, who have done it honor; and they include a governor, lieutenant-governor, councillors, senators, representatives, clergymen, physicians, lawyers, authors, two professors in colleges, a mayor of Boston, and military commanders in the army and navy of the United States. We may be allowed to signalize our ladies, who have been called to public stations. Two have represented the country, as wives of ministers, at the Court of St. James; and another has written and published more perhaps than any other female in the United States.


The following list of printed works contains all that have come to our knowledge. Names in the order of graduation:--

Rev. Ebenezer Turell.

Essay on Witchcraft1728
Biographical Notice of Mrs. Jane Colman Turell1735
A Direction to my People in Relation to the Present Times1742
Mr. Turell's Dialogue between a Minister and his Neighbor about the Times1742
Biographical Notice of Rev. Benjamin Colman1749

Mrs. Jane Colman Turell.

Her literary productions are noticed elsewhere.

Rev. David Osgood.


On the Annual and National Thanksgiving1783
At the Installation of Rev. Peter Thatcher, in Brattle-street Church, Boston1785
Before the Ancient and Honorable Artillery, in Boston1788
At Ordination of Rev. N. Thayer, in Lancaster1793
On the Annual Thanksgiving1794
On the Day of the National Thanksgiving1795
On the Death of a Child, killed by a Gun1797
Before the Annual Convention of the Congregational Ministers of Massachusetts1798
At the Ordination of Rev. Leonard Woods, at Newbury1798
The Devil let Loose; or, the Woe occasioned by his wrathful Appearance,--a Sermon on Fast Day1799
On the Death of General Washington1799
Dudlean Lecture; Validity of Presbyterian Ordination,--delivered in the Chapel of Harvard College1802
At the Funeral of Rev. Joseph Roby, at Lynn1803
The Validity of Baptism by Sprinkling, and the Right of Infants to that Ordinance1804
On Family Religion1808
At the Annual Election1809
At the University in Cambridge1810
A Solemn Protest against the late Declaration of War1812
At the Ordination of the Rev. Convers Francis, in Watertown1819
Volume of Sermons, pp. 4691824

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