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