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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
Boston at 6 o'clock. The elegant collation and delightful neighborhood evidently refer to the reception given to the president by Peter C. Brooks at his fine country estate in West Medford, to which he graciously invited his neighbors. Mrs. Elijah Smith, the site of whose home was where Boston avenue meets High street on the south side, attended the reception, taking a little daughter of five months. The grown — up people present, telling the story of that pleasant afternoon in later y that strawberries were served, and undoubtedly they were fine if grown on the host's ground, as they probably were; while the baby girl when she grew up had the pretty story to tell that President Monroe took her in his arms and kissed her. Mrs. Smith was the grandmother of Mr. Wait and the Misses Wait, members of our historical society. If the after life of some who had a brief residence with us has been a recital of interest we may pardonably have a stronger feeling, one of pride even,