prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

William Munson. 1747-1826.

William Munson is a distant cousin who served during the entire Revolutionary War. One of his assignments was the siege of Quebec. The list of the baggage that he lost on the retreat from Quebec is in The Munson Record. A portion of the list is below.


William later obtained the rank of Captain. 

He was appointed by President George Washington to Surveyor of Customs. He served in that office until his death 33 years later. The instrument by which he was appointed was signed by Washington as President and by Jefferson as Secretary of State on Feb. 20, 1793.

I believe that the office of Surveyor of Customs was for the port of New Haven, Connecticut.

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