We all listened spellbound as the major told of Lafayette arriving in a barouche drawn by six white horses, followed by a stagecoach carrying his son, George Washington Lafayette, his secretary, Mr. Levasseur, and Amos Parker.
Major Weeks added, rather indignantly, “Not quite sure how Amos rated such a distinction, but there he was, big as life. Then came a musical band, with fifes and drums and clarinets. Marching behind them were twenty companies of New Hampshire militia. Twenty! It was quite a sight, I tell you.”
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