Samuel Sprague was the father of acclaimed poet, Charles Sprague, and was born in Hingham, Massachusetts December 22nd, 1753. He was a mason by trade, described as very athletic, and tall of stature. His patriotic activities included those in the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. He was known for his last minute decision to participate in the tea protest rather than visit the woman he loved and later married, Joanna Thayer.
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