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MOTT, James

1739–1823

Biography

MOTT, James, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Middletown, Monmouth County, N.J., January 18, 1739; educated by private teachers; engaged in agricultural pursuits; captain in the Second Regiment of Monmouth County Militia in 1775; member of the State house of assembly 1776-1779; State treasurer 1783-1799; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); died on his farm near Middletown, N.J., on October 18, 1823; interment in Middletown Baptist Churchyard.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Princeton University Library
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton, NJ
Papers: 1783-1799, 1 volume. A receipt book, kept by "James Mott, Treasurer to the State of New Jersey," containing accounts of county tax quotas due and payments received; payments of the collectors on the Sinking Fund Tax. Also included is account of payment orders between James Mott and the county collectors, dated 1783-1799.
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