Lot 163: Elbridge Gerry

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:28

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Lot 163: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744–1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the language as a result of his support of politically advantageous redistricting, which became known as 'gerrymandering.' Bank check, 6.5 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Gerry as vice president, "E. Gerry," payable to No. 5 for $10, April 11, 1814. Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with three vertical folds, overall toning, and a small cancellation punch to the center. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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