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Lot #180
Declaration of Independence: Gerry, Elbridge

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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.” Partial partly printed DS, signed “E. Gerry,” one page, 9.25 x 5.5, no date. An appointment for Woodbury Storer as a justice of the peace. Accompanied by an antique portrait engraving. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, light wrinkling (touching signature), small loss to one blank corner, and two tape stains. The signature is dark and clear. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008