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[p. 105] beauty and festivity which will be long remembered by the five hundred men and women who were privileged to be present at the banquet which was given there.

Patriotic exercises by the schools of the city were held on Friday, June 16. It is to be regretted that no hall was large enough to accommodate audiences of children of larger growth, as the interesting programs were presented with great enthusiasm by the pupils. The exhibitions of manual work at the high school building were a revelation to those unacquainted with modern methods of education.

Friday afternoon the Massachusetts Sons of the American Revolution dedicated a tablet placed on the Savings Bank building, in honor of Governor John Brooks. It bears the inscription:—

on this site stood the house of

born 1752 John Brooks died 1825
distinguished citizen, Physician, Patriot
Captain and Major 1775-1776 lieutenant Colonel 1776-1783
in the American Revolution
Brigadier General 1792-1796 United states Army
Major General 1786-1796 Adjutant General 1813-1816
Massachusetts militia
Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1816-1823

Honorary A. M., M. D., and Ll.D., Overseer Harvard College


This tablet placed by the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution 1905

A water carnival on Mystic Lake, Friday evening, attracted a large gathering to witness the fairy-like display. On Saturday, a grand parade of the military, civic and industrial departments of the city, with visiting organizations and floats representing the mercantile interests of the city was the attraction of the morning. Athletic sports, an illumination and a band concert in the evening rounded out the day's festival.

All through the celebration at the Royall House,

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