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he admissions to the Lord's supper, &c.; but it does not notice any deaths. The second volume of church records is bound in rough leather, and is of the same form and size as the first. It contains all the facts belonging to the ministry of Dr. Osgood. It begins Sept. 14, 1774, and ends with his last entry, Dec. 2, 1822, made twelve days before his death. Of the later records in town and church (all unbroken and accurate), it is not necessary to speak. They are well secured in strong boeans of religion were very unhappy. The town was poorly inhabited, the people much divided, occasionally prosecuted for their deficiencies, and long in a miserable condition. A long period of happiness at last arrived in the times of Turell and Osgood; and, for more than a century, Medford has appeared one of the most thriving villages in the vicinity of Boston. The shadows in this picture, we think, are darker than the records will warrant. The first settlers came to Medford in June, 1
in Christianity; but had been deterred by the minister's custom of calling upon each candidate to express belief in certain doctrines, some of which doctrines he did not believe. In 1817, he had come to the conclusion that he would announce to Dr. Osgood his convictions, and request him to suppress the objectionable sentence, and thus admit him. The sentence was this: Sensible of the depravity of the human heart, your own proneness to sin and inability to that which is good, you promise, &c. He did not believe in man's inability to that which is good, and therefore he wished this omitted. Dr. Osgood knew so well his force of mind and purity of life that he yielded to his wishes; and on the 22d of March, 1818, the Governor of the Commonwealth declared in public his belief in the divine origin of Christianity, and took his seat at the table of the Lord. We who were present, and witnessed that act of dedication, can never forget the solemnity of the scene. There was so much of Socrate
l army. Sept. 22, 1777: The town voted to raise £ 778. 4s. for the expenses of the war. During these hard times, Medford had two ministers to support, and Mr. Osgood asked for more salary. The town, March 2, 1778, granted him £ 100 as a gratuity. May 25, 1778: Voted to pay each person six shillings per day who served undprocession. 3. Male strangers are requested to join the procession. 4. After the procession is seated, music, suited to the occasion. 5. Prayer, by the Rev. Dr. Osgood. 6. Music. 7. Eulogy, by the Hon. John Brooks, Esq. 8. Music. After which, the bell to toll till sunset. Every thing was thus done by the town he lives in our hearts, and in the hearts of a grateful country; he lives, transporting thought! resplendent in glory, in the realms of ceaseless day. The Rev. Dr. Osgood preached an appropriate sermon to his people on the great subject; the town voted to print it, and to append to it Washington's Farewell Address, and then t
nd I remember, on a day when Drs. Thatcher and Osgood dined with my father, he read some striking pa hearts and lives of his audience. Rev. David Osgood, D. D. The third minister of Medford was is day, the town of Medford voted to hear Mr. David Osgood as a candidate for settlement. This propey then propose a mutual council, to examine Mr. Osgood's religious opinions. At a church-meeting, hen voted by the council to hear a sermon of Mr. Osgood's on Eph. II. 2; which was objected against, the church publicly renewed their call; and Mr. Osgood publicly accepted. Introductory prayer, bnding his public ministrations. Citizen.--Dr. Osgood, as a citizen, was a lover of peace, and an eral Court and Governor, before they had got Dr. Osgood under their spiritual duress, would have bee clerical brethren. Pastor.--As a pastor, Dr. Osgood was less among his flock than some others; b, to promote the objects of said society. Dr. Osgood kept a diary, beginning Jan 1, 1777, and end[24 more...]
Chapter 7: ecclesiastical history (continued). First parish. after the death of Dr. Osgood, the eyes of so many were turned upon the Rev. Andrew Bigelow, that the Committee engaged him, March fession; the properties of being liberal and practical, yet deeply serious and evangelical. Dr. Osgood gave by will some valuable books to the church, for the use of his successors in the ministry ate of Isaac Royal, Esq., an absentee, the silver cup mentioned in the above order of court. David Osgood. By a resolve of the church, in 1824, the pewter dish was sold, and a silver one purchas 11, 1713.DiedJan. 23, 1722. Rev. Ebenezer Turell,SettledNov. 25, 1724.DiedDec. 8, 1778. Rev. David Osgood.SettledSept. 14, 1774.DiedDec. 12, 1822. Rev. Andrew Bigelow,SettledJuly 9, 1823.Resignedl prosperity. Second Congregational Society. Early in June, 1823, after the death of Rev. David Osgood, and soon after the settlement of Rev. Andrew Bigelow as pastor of the first church, it ap
ficent career is so interwoven with each thread of his existence, that it will be impossible to do him justice until the dead rise and give their account. Dr. David Osgood (H. C. 1813), born in Medford, selected Boston as his home; and, first as an allopathic, and then (after a visit to Dr. Hahnemann in Europe) as a homoeopathihbor about the Times1742 Biographical Notice of Rev. Benjamin Colman1749 Mrs. Jane Colman Turell. Her literary productions are noticed elsewhere. Rev. David Osgood. Sermons. On the Annual and National Thanksgiving1783 At the Installation of Rev. Peter Thatcher, in Brattle-street Church, Boston1785 Before the Anew series:-- On the Use of the Word Mystery, vol. II.; Remarks on Matt. XXVIII. 19, vol. III.; The Gospel a New Creation, vol. IV.; Obituary Notice of Rev. Dr. Osgood, vol. IV. The following articles in the Christian Examiner: -- Reason and Faith, vol. III.; Article on Dr. Robert South's Discourses, vol IV.; Article
, thirteen. No reason is given for these differences in numbers. Out of the thirty-seven deaths of 1778, eighteen were by dysentery, and twenty were children. Whooping-cough has, at certain times, been peculiarly destructive. Throat-distemper, so called, is often named among prevalent causes of death. In 1795, ten children and three adults died of it between the 20th of August and the 1st of November. Apoplexy seems to have destroyed very few lives. During the first fifteen years of Dr. Osgood's ministry, only one case occurred! Oct. 15, 1778: The town voted to procure a house for those patients who had the smallpox. No disease appeared to excite so quick and sharp an alarm as this. The early modes of treatment gave ample warrant for any fears. In 1792, the town voted that Mr. Josiah Symmes's house is the only one authorized as a hospital for inoculation. At this house, many, both male and female, whom we have known, have told us that the patients there were numerous, you
young men mealy-mouthed or pudding-headed. Aug. 7, 1786.--For the first time, Medford granted liberty of building horse-sheds behind the meeting-house. Rev. Mr. Osgood boarded many years in the family of Deacon Richard Hall, and a very close intimacy blessed both parties afterwards. On a Sunday, Mrs. Hall was taken ill in church, and her husband went out with her. After some time, the deacon returned. As soon as he had shut the door, Mr. Osgood stopped in his sermon, and said, Mr. Hall, how is aunt now? She is better, was the reply. 1789.--Thomas Brooks, Esq., acquired great popularity as one of the marrying justices. One day, while riding on ep, and hogs — were not allowed to go at large in the public roads. The first clerk of the market chosen, March 2, 1801. 1804.--During the first part of Rev. Dr. Osgood's ministry, the number of children baptized, in each year, was about fifteen; which number steadily increased till it reached its maximum, of forty-one, in 18
Markham, 36, 42. Martin, 36. Mather, 205. Mayhew, 36. Maverick, 2. McClure, 49. Medford a Town, 119. Melvin, 44. Methodist Society, 270. Michelson, 42. Middlesex Canal, 295. Mills, 392. Moore, 36. Mystic Church, 273. Mystic River, 6. Name, 1. Newell, 36, 44. Norton, 74. Nowell, 3, 7, 9, 14, 37, 43. Noyes, 36, 97, 121. Nutting, 531. Oakes, 36. Oldham family, 531. Oldham, 89, 100. Oliver, 538, 570. One Hundred Laws, 101. Osgood, 236, 240, 531. Oysters, 387. Palmer, 37. Parker, 51, 52, 531. Patch family, 532. Paterson, 533. Patten family, 533. Pauperism, 441. Peirce family, 533. Pemberton, 36. Pepperrell, 538. Perkins, 534. Perry, 534. Physicians, 302. Pierpont, 262, 312. Polly, 151, 534. Ponds, 5. Population, 451. Post Office, 421. Porter family, 534. Porter, 36, 49, 51, 52, 211, 309. Pounds, 449. Prices Current, 400. Pritchard, 36. Productions,