Osgood, David Dd

Osgood, David D.D., a noted Congregational minister, was born at Andover, Mass., Oct. 14, 1747, and was educated at Harvard College, class of 1771. He studied theology at Andover, of which one of his ancestors was a founder, and was ordained to the ministry Sept. 14, 1774. He settled as pastor of Medford, where he continued nearly fifty years, and became a distinguished preacher. He was a zealous Federalist, and one of his sermons in 1794, upon Genet's appeal to the people against the, government, attracted great attention, and rapidly passed through many editions. His election sermon in 1809 was the most celebrated of his discourses. He was a thorough Calvinist, "a truly good and great man, and an earnest and fearless preacher." A volume of his Sermons was published at Boston in 1824. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit; Drake, Dict. Amer. Biogr. s.v.

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