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ue, near the easterly end of Spruce Street, three Cambridge men were killed: John Hicks, son of John, and greatgrandson of Zechariah Hicks, was born here, May 23, 1725. He built and resided in the house still standing on the southeasterly corner of Dunster and Winthrop streets. Among the early patriots he was active in resisting the arbitrary measures of the British Government. There is a tradition among his descendants that he assisted in the destruction of the tea in Boston Harbor, Dec. 16, 1773. He is said to have been shot through the heart. Moses Richardson, born probably about 1725, was a carpenter, and resided in the house which still stands at the northeasterly angle of Holmes Place, and which was afterwards the home of Mr. Royal Morse for about three quarters of a century. Like Hicks, he was exempt from military service, on account of his age; but, like him also, he is represented to have been actively engaged in the conflict as a volunteer. His military spirit was