Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General La Fayette” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15.:
...d several arches were thrown across the street, decorated with flags, and wreaths of flowers and evergreens.
Under one of them he was met by the selectmen, one of whom thus addressed him—
General La Fayette ,
The selectmen of Medford, as the representatives of the town, deem it a grateful and honorable part of their duty to bid you welcome.
They are proud, sir, that Medford is the birthplace of one ...
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