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Abraham Hunt was born in Braintee, Massachusetts on June 2nd, 1748 and was a member of the Boston Tea Party. He was apprenticed in 1763 to Edmund Quincy, who kept a wine store and who connected Hunt to trade later on. His place of business was in Middle [now Hanover] street and he lived on Federal Street. In the Revolutionary Army, he served as lieutenant at the Siege of Boston, was in the Ticonderoga Campaign, fought Valley Forge, and eventually rose to the rank of Captain. He also aided Captain Hoysted Hacker, a “Buccaneer”, and he was the inspector of the ports of Boston and Charlestown. In 1777, he became a member of the St. Andrew’s Lodge of Freemasons. He later died December 5th, 1793.