United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

Jonathan Elmer

Quill platform ID: p3839.

(29 November 1745–03 September 1817) Physician, jurist, delegate to the Continental Congress, and U.S. Senator.

While practicing as a doctor, Elmer educated himself in jurisprudence and was appointed sheriff of Cumberland County, New Jersey. He then became the chairman of the county committee of observation and, in this position, gave a public address justifying hostility toward Britain during the Revolution. He served as county clerk to the state legislature and was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress. Throughout the following years, he was a member of various councils and societies in New Jersey, and in 1888, was elected to the First U.S. Senate, on which he served one term.

Member of New Jersey Delegation—United States Bill of Rights 1789, New Jersey Delegation—United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition).

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