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#163 - Elbridge Gerry

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Scarce 1814 check by the ‘gerrymandering’ vice president
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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. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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