"God be thanked," thought the overseer, "the storm has blown over!"
In 1884-1890 he was an overseer of Harvard College.
Being much excited by the first events of the Revolution, he gave up his desk to enter a printer's office, and by 1791 he was overseer of the printing department of the Moniteur.
He was for many years an overseer and preacher of Harvard University, his influence upon the religious life of the university being deep and wide.
On the other hand, there is an epithet Asir or Ashir ("overseer") applied to several gods and particularly to the deity Asur, a fact which introduced a third element of confusion into the discussion of the name Assur.