Hunterdon County Democrat
June 19, 1888, Fiftieth Volume, No. 45
Lindsay Muse, a colored messenger in the Navy Department, died last Thursday afternoon of old age. He had the distinction of being the oldest employee in government service. He was appointed a messenger in the Navy Department in 1828, and served there continuously in that capacity to the day of his death. He served under twenty-seven different Secretaries and shook hands with every President from Monroe to Cleveland.