OSGOOD, Samuel, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Andover, Essex County, Mass., February 3,
1748; was graduated from Harvard College in 1770; studied theology; engaged in mercantile
pursuits; delegate to the Essex County convention in 1774; member of the Provincial Congress;
entered the Revolutionary Army as captain and left the service as colonel and assistant quartermaster;
Member of the Continental Congress 1781-1784; member of the state senate, 1780; member of the
state house of representatives in 1784; a commissioner of the United States Treasury 1785-1789;
Postmaster General in the administration of President Washington 1789-1791; moved to New York
City; member of the state assembly 1800-1803; Supervisor of Internal Revenue for the District of
New York; appointed naval officer at the port of New York May 10, 1803, and served until his death,
August 12, 1813; interment in the Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City; reinterment in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 1856.
BibliographyOsgood, Samuel. The House of Many
Mansions: A Sermon, Preached on Sunday, June 5, 1859, in the Church of the Messiah.
New York: Printed by John F. Trow, 1859.