Jonathan Elmer (11/29/1745 - 9/3/1817)

Borrowing activity from 7/27/1789 to 9/14/1789.

Jonathan Elmer (November 29, 1745 – September 3, 1817) was an American politician, of the Pro-Administration (Federalist) Party.

Elmer was born in Cedarville, New Jersey, in 1745. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1769 after studying medicine. He practiced medicine in Bridgeton, New Jersey, until he became sheriff of Cumberland County in 1772. Physically frail, during the American Revolutionary War he was a militia officer but apparently did not see active duty.

Elmer was a delegate to the Continental Congress three times: 1777 to 1778, 1781 to 1783, and 1787 to 1788. In 1780 and 1784 he represented Cumberland County in the New Jersey Legislative Council. The College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University) made Elmer a trustee in 1782. He served in that position until 1795. The New Jersey Legislature appointed Elmer to the United States Senate for the term of March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791. His health declined after that, and Elmer died in 1817, and he was interred in Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bridgeton.

Elmer's younger brother, Ebenezer Elmer, and Ebenezer's son Lucius Elmer were members of the United States House of Representatives.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Moore's ItalyJohn MooreVolume 17/27/17897/31/1789Self
Transcribed: Moore's ItalyJohn MooreVolume 17/31/17898/3/1789Self
Transcribed: Orrery's LettersJohn Boyle Orrery8/3/17898/5/1789Self
Transcribed: Modern EuropeWilliam RussellVolume 18/5/17898/12/1789Self
Transcribed: Smith's TourJohn StuartVolume 18/12/17898/19/1789Self
Transcribed: Smith's TourJohn StuartVolume 28/19/17898/21/1789Self
Transcribed: Moore's FranceJohn MooreVolume 28/21/17898/24/1789Self
Transcribed: Moore's ItalyJohn MooreVolume 28/24/17898/28/1789Self
Transcribed: Moore's TravelsJohn MooreVolume 38/28/17898/31/1789self
Transcribed: Modern EuropeWilliam RussellVolume 28/31/17899/9/1789Self
Transcribed: Modern EuropeWilliam RussellVolume 39/9/17899/14/1789Self
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