Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Long, Pierse

Long, Pierse, a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1739; completed preparatory studies; engaged in the shipping business; delegate to the Provincial Congress of New Hampshire in 1775; served in the Revolutionary War as colonel of the First New Hampshire Regiment and participated in the engagements at Ticonderoga and points on Lakes George and Champlain; was present at the surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga; brevetted a brigadier general; Member of the Continental Congress 1784-1786; State councilor 1786-1789; delegate to the State constitutional convention which ratified the Federal Constitution June 21, 1788; appointed by President Washington customs collector for the port of Portsmouth, N.H., in January 1789, but owing to ill health was unable to assume the duties of the office; died in Portsmouth, N.H., on April 13, 1789; interment in the Proprietors’ Burying Ground.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Long, Pierse," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1474 Original Sources, accessed April 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBZ9DKJWS9JMDN7.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Long, Pierse." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1474, Original Sources. 21 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBZ9DKJWS9JMDN7.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Long, Pierse' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1474. Original Sources, retrieved 21 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBZ9DKJWS9JMDN7.