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Adam Collson

Adam Collson, a leather dresser, was born in 1738 on Tremont Street, Boston, in front of the Granary Burying Ground. Adam was an active patriot, a member of the St. Andrew’s Lodge, and a member of the Long Room Club that met over the Franklin Printing Office in Queen [now Court] Street. On the night of the Boston Tea Party, it was Collson who shouted from the gallery of the Old South Meeting House “Boston Harbor, a teapot tonight!” Adam Collson died in 1798 and is buried somewhere in the Granary Burying Ground across from his childhood home.


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