my old brother soldier and friend, General Brooks, to be received with so kind a welcome.
You speak of compensation, sir; the smallest part of the delights which I have experienced in America, would more than repay me for all my services and all my sufferings.
Brooks' History contains an account of this speech, which varies from this in a few minor details.
Medford was further honored by the presence of Lafayette, for he called on our Revolutionary heroine, Mrs. John Fulton (born Sarah Bradlee). At this time he presented her with a breast-pin, now in possession of descendants of hers (Rindge family) in Cambridge.
He also dined at Dudley Hall's in the house still standing on the north side of High street, No. 57.
The story of this dinner party has never before been in print.
It was natural that Mr. Hall, neighbor and intimate friend of John Brooks, and who was a man of wealth and prominence in the town, should have had the opportunity of having Lafayette as his guest.