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more gracefully and elegantly, or that would be more acceptable? When Lafayette made his visit to New Hampshire, Peter C. Brooks and Ignatius Sargent, Boston citizens, the former also of Medford, accompanied him as aides. The next year Lafayel Jacques of Ten Hills Farm, was chief marshal of the procession, and had Lafayette as his guest. Lafayette's friends, Brooks and Eustis, with the former of whom he had carried on a correspondence, had both passed on before this time. The lives ohat assisted in receiving the visitors. Six years after his visit to America Lafayette was introduced to Maria (Gowen) Brooks, a pleasing young widow, then in Europe with her brother. She was Medford born, and has given fame to her native place aria del Occidente. Like a gallant Frenchman, Lafayette was susceptible to feminine charms, and so pleased was he with Mrs. Brooks that he was eager to befriend her, and learning that she desired for her son an appointment to a United States militar
te of Society (impression). Guide to tablets marking historic sites, 1905. Indian arrowhead, found on High street near Train estate. Cheese, cracker and rum with certificate. Medford Granite, Medford Red Gravel, wild flowers and sumac leaves from lot. Card of Inspector of Buildings. Some merriment was indulged in as those typical of Old Medford were named. The stone was donated by the West Medford Real Estate Trust, which purchased the grounds and mansion erected by Hon. Peter C. Brooks in the years 1802-6. This is now gone, and the stone is that of the front entrance porch and carriage drive, and now, after a century's use, is of historic interest, and bears the incised date of its new use, 1916, on its circular front. Prayer was next offered by Rev. Dr. Frederick A. Leitch of Trinity Church (Methodist Episcopal) O God our help in ages past Our hope for years to come Our shelter from the stormy blast And our eternal home. As needy as any that have passe