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An excerpt from Traits of the Tea Party, a memoir of George Hewes, a Tea Party participant, 1835.

George Robert Twelves Hewes was among the last surviving participants of the Boston Tea Party and Revolutionary War. Most participants kept their roles in the Tea Party secret for many years. This biography, by “a Bostonian,” recounts Hewes’ upbringing and details his experience of the Revolution including the night of the Tea Party.