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    Abraham Lincoln: Disseminating 1860 Election Results. Today's voter is used to exit polling, instantaneous reporting of election results and the rapid, though sometimes premature, "calling" of elections. That was not the case in 1860. This interesting group of three items deals with the efforts of the "Boston Daily Traveller" with obtaining election results and reporting them in a timely manner to its readers. They mailed a 5" x 7 1/2" flyer to the town clerk in Beverly, Massachusetts with a list of presidential, gubernatorial and Congressional candidates. The clerk was requested to fill in the vote tallies and return the tabulated results to the newspaper. Apparently, he couldn't be bothered. This lot includes the flyer, original transmittal envelope and return envelope (unused).

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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