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An important American history document with loose ties to the word "gerrymander" being introduced into American political terminology. In 1812 Massachusetts Republicans, hoping to affect the outcome of senate elections, passed a bill that redistricted the state's counties Essex County in their favor. The Federalist Boston Gazette newspaper, in its March 26, 1812 issue, depicted the newly redistricted Essex County map drawn as in the shape of a salamander and not favoring their party's opponent coined the term "Gerry-Mander" for Elbridge Gerry. This partly-printed, 1p. folio, gives the gubernatorial results of Barre, Massachusetts, dated April 6, 1812 showing Gerry's loss to rival Caleb Strong by only three votes while the fate of lieutenant governor was decided in the same small margin. Expected soiling, else VG.
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Official Gerrymandering Document.

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Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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