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Washington (1789) and Lafayette (1824). The magnet that drew them was John Brooks, their comrade-in-arms. President James Monroe, during his term of office, on a visit to Boston in 1817, was in Medford twice. A Boston newspaper says that Thursday, July 3, he came with his suite in carriages to return a call made him by Governor Brooks, partook of an elegant collation, visited the delightful neighborhood, and on the Saturday following dined with Governor Brooks returning to Boston at 6 o'cloc readers by another author and I hope the boys and girls will know all the history concerning William Tufts and also of the events in which he took part. When the news of the capture of Louisburg reached Boston at one o'clock in the morning of July 3, two months afterwards, bells and cannon woke the slumbering people and they celebrated the glad event with fireworks and bonfires, and shouting crowds filled the streets. Shall we not imagine that some wave of this enthusiasm rolled over Medf