t until it was publicly announced.
Edward Everett married a daughter of Peter C. Brooks and lived for a while in the house on High street west of the Public Library, now occupied by the Misses Ayres.
Another daughter of Mr. Brooks married Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, in 1829.
At that time Mr. Brooks had the reputation of being the wealthiest man in New England.
A letter written by Edward Everett while here is in possession of our Public Library, and one dated 15 June, 1857, was headed Medford.
A ship built in the yard of Paul Curtis in 1843 was named the Edward Everett, and our town honored the distinguished statesman by naming one of her school buildings for him.
It adds to the interest of local and general history to recall the fact that John Brown (before 1859) was a guest at the home of George L. Stearns, and received sympathy and encouragement from the host and his wife.
If he could only have looked down the years to see Doctor Booker T. Washingt