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OSGOOD, David, clergyman, born in Andover, Massachusetts, 14 October, 1747" died in Medford, Massachusetts, 12 December, 18'22. His ancestor, John Osgood, was one of the retarders of Andover. David was graduated at Harvard in 1771, ordained 14 September, 1774, and settled in Medford, where he continued as a, preacher for nearly fifty years, he was a zealous Federalist, and one of his sermons in 1794, upon Edmund Genest's appeal to the people against the United States government, attracted great attention, and passed rapidly through several editions. His election sermon in 1809 was the most noted of his discourses His sermon in opposition to the declaration of war with Great Britain was published (Boston, 1812), and a volume of his sermons appeared in 1824.
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