MISS Lucy Osgood, some of whose letters I have the privilege of presenting, was the second daughter of David Osgood, D. D., who was the honored minister of Medford from 1774 to 1822, a period of forty-eight years. She was born June 17, 1791, and died on her eighty-second birthday, June 17, 1873.
So far as I can learn the education of the daughters of Dr. Osgood, after their early years, was received wholly from himself.
Miss Lucy, as well as her older sister Mary, was instructed bdered her one of my great benefactors, for it was she who, in the summer of 1837, put me up to the study of German.
Miss Osgood inherited what was then a comfortable property, which gave her leisure for study, an opportunity she improved from perbut a friendship began in their youth which continued through her life.
In these letters may be traced the history of Miss Osgood, her scholarly, literary, moral, philanthropic, and religious interests, as well as her personal characteristics.
edly applied to the keeping in decent repair the tomb within the old burying-ground in which are deposited the remains of Deacon Richard Hall & wife and of the Rev. David Osgood & family.
And if at any time the whole of said income be not needed for the purpose aforesaid, then any portion not so needed may be applied to any genehe Osgood lot in accordance with the instructions of the town.
Vol. 9, p. 144. Mar. 13, 1876.
Messrs. Wild & Teel rendered in the account of sale of wood from Osgood lot.
The sale of lots amounted to$214.50
The amount of costs was35. 50
And this amount was paid over to the Selectmen.
Voted the amount be deposited in the Medford Savings Bank.
Vol. 9, p. 160. May 8, 1876.
Sale of Osgood lot.
Proposal for the Osgood Lot was received from Mr. S. K. Abbott of Malden, offering $40.00 per acre.
Voted Messrs. Currier and Hamlin be a committee to see Mr. Abbott in relation to proposed improvements under his bid, and r