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MEASE, John, soldier, born in Strabane, Ireland, in 1746 ; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1826. He came to this country in 1754 and became a shipping-merchant in Philadelphia. He was an original member of the first troop of city cavalry, and was one of the twenty-four of that corps who crossed the Delaware under G en. Washington on 25 December, 1779. Mease was one of the five that were detailed to keep alive the fires along the line of American encampment at Trenton to deceive the enemy while the army marched to attack the rear-guard at Princeton. He served during the entire war, suffering great loss of property in his dwelling and warehouses. He subscribed £4.000 for the army in 1780. For the last thirty years of his life he was one of the admiralty surveyors of the port of Philadelphia. Mr. Mease continued in his later days to wear the old three-cornered hat of the Revolution, and was frequently called "The Last of the Cocked Hats."--His nephew, Matthew, in Strabane, Ireland: died in Philadelphia in 1787, emigrated at an early age to this country and settled in Philadelphia. Although educated for a merchant, he entered the navy and became purser of the " Bon Homme Richard." In the encounter between this vessel and the "Serapis " he commanded the quarter-deck guns until he was wounded.
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