Brooks to have Indian corn cakes for breakfast, knowing his superior's especial liking therefor.
In after years, when a Medford boy visited Governor Brooks, who took great pride in his garden and was taking the boy about it, the Governor told him with much pleasure of his illustrious visitor, remarking that it was their last interview.
The house had a succession of tenants till in 1810 Samuel Swan became its owner and occupant, dying at sea in 1823.
His widow Margaret, commonly called Peggy, Swan, continued to reside there and rented a portion of the house until her passing away.
Of the occupants during the past fifty years we can speak with certainty of but one, the last, Cleopas Johnson, who died there on December 17, 1902.
He was a carpenter and builder and a thorough mechanic, as was also his partner and brother, Theophilus.
The brothers were familiarly called Cope and Tope by all the old-timers of Medford.
Cleopas outlived his brother.
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