LONG, Pierse, (1739 - 1789)

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; brevetted a brigadier general; Member of the Continental Congress 1785-1786; 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.