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William Russell

William Russell was born in Boston, May 24th, 1748 and aside from his tea protest career, he also enlisted in the Revolutionary Army. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s Lodge of Freemasons, joined Thomas Craft’s artillery regiment, served as sergeant major in the Rhode Island Campaign, and joined a privateer as a captain’s clerk. He later died March 7th, 1782 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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