Born in 1757 Joshua Wyeth was a blacksmith and only 16 years old when he joined other patriots in boarding the ships in Boston Harbor on December 17, 1773. He was one of the two residents of Cambridge, MA who participated in the Tea Party, the other one being John Hicks.
Mr. Wyeth was the first participant whose account was published. This occurred 53 years after the fact when Wyeth lived in Cincinnaty and told his story to a journalist by the name Timothy Flint.
According to this account, he had only few hours warning of what was intended to be done.
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