"the dignity of one who had borne his Majesty’s commission"
George II (1744)
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George II coat of arms
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Since Surveyor Pue took up his post at the Custom House in 1752, 31 years prior to the attainment of American independence, he would have been in the employment of the British monarchy, which was then headed by George II.