iends, Brooks and Eustis, with the former of whom he had carried on a correspondence, had both passed on before this time.
The lives of these friends, in point of years, were nearly identical.
John Brooks was born May 31, 1752, and died March I, 1825.
William Eustis was born June 10, 1753, and died February 6, 1825, while Lafayette was born September 6, 1757, and died May 20, 1834.
The first two were physicians, the latter a pupil of Joseph Warren, and each served the state as its chief exection attending it, either in Boston or here, though their descriptions are brief.
Lydia Francis was then a charming young girl of twentytwo, having the entree of the best society in Boston and Cambridge.
She was already known as a writer, and in 1825 issued her Evenings in New England, which mentions Lafayette's entry into Boston and the reception given him, of which she was an eye-witness.
We know her better as Mrs. Child, her married name, which she assumed in 1828.
Miss Lucy Osgood, who