own at the time of the Revolution, had become a city two years previous, and she exerted herself to welcome and entertain, in a manner befitting the guest's rank, the titled yet democratic Frenchman.
Brooks had been appointed chairman by the Society of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts,
to consider what measures it will be proper for this society to adopt on the arrival of this our distinguished brother. The bond between the original members of this society was very strong.
On Tuesday, August 24, 1824, Boston gave Lafayette her hearty reception.
After he had been met and addressed by the mayor of the city at the Roxbury line, and the procession had passed through the principal streets, he was received in the Senate chamber by the governor and his council.
Many gentlemen were then introduced to him—
officers of the United States, of the State and city; members of the Society of the Cincinnati, with their venerable and distinguished President, Hon. John Brooks, late Governor