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ELLIOTT, Jonathan, publicist, born near Carlisle, England, in 1784; died in Washington, D.C., 12 March 1846. He immigrated to New York about 1802 and became a printer, but in 1810 volunteered to assist in the establishment of the independence of New Granada, and was in several engagements under Bolivar, in one of which he was severely wounded. He was taken prisoner at the surrender of General Miranda in 1812, and suffered many hardships, but returned to the United States in 1813 and served in the U. S. army in the war of 1812'5. In 1814 he made his home in Washington, and edited with ability, during thirteen years, the "Washington Gazette." He published "American Diplomatic Code" (Washington, 1827; new ed., 2 vols., 1834); "Debate on the Adoption of the Constitution" (1827'30); "Funding System of the United States" ; "Statistics of the Unite
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