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Massachusetts: Elbridge Gerry

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Massachusetts: Elbridge Gerry

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Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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.’ Partly-printed DS, signed “E. Gerry,” one page, 9.5 x 14.25, March 7, 1811. Governor Gerry appoints Henry Weld Fuller of Augusta as “one of our Justices of the Peace, within and for the County of Kennebeck for and during the term of seven years.” Signed in the upper left by Gerry, and countersigned by Secretary of the Commonwealth Benjamin Homans. White paper seal remains affixed to upper left corner. In fine condition. Homans, along with Dolley Madison, saved two wagon-loads of the Navy Department's archives, as well as Charles Willson Peale's classic portrait of George Washington, from the White House before the marauding British set fire to the mansion in 1814.