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aving among her citizens one who was preeminently popular and widely known—John Brooks, the beloved physician, who had just completed eight years of service to Massachusetts as her chief executive, and who was well fitted to receive the great general.
Beyond this lay his fine military record, and the fact which gave greater prestientertain, in a manner befitting the guest's rank, the titled yet democratic Frenchman.
Brooks had been appointed chairman by the Society of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts,
to consider what measures it will be proper for this society to adopt on the arrival of this our distinguished brother. The bond between the original membd the conversation to the subject.
This military show, an assembling of six thousand troops, was considered a very fine affair, and was a source of pride to Massachusetts.
Mr. Hall's dinner party may have occurred on Saturday, August 28, the same day Brooks gave his dinner to Lafayette.
The Hall foreman was in the ranks at