The Vox Populi, or Legislative Telegraph: Invented and Patented by R.E . Monathan, Esq. R. E. Monaghan.
The Vox Populi, or Legislative Telegraph: Invented and Patented by R.E . Monathan, Esq.

The Vox Populi, or Legislative Telegraph: Invented and Patented by R.E . Monathan, Esq.

West Chester, Pa. J. Hodgson, printer, 1849. Paperback. 8 p.: tables; 22 cm. Lacking wrapper. Disbound from a volume of unrelated 19th-century pamphlets. "18" in ink at upper right-hand corner of title page. Caption title. Publication information from library records. Robert Emmet Monaghan (1822-1895) was a Pennsylvania lawyer and represented Chester County in the state legislature. His mechanical vote counter was patented on March 14, 1848. This pamphlet reports on the demonstration of the machine given to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1849. Ink notations on p. 3 correct the description of the levers indicating Yea and Nay votes. In Very Good- Condition: first leaf and last leaf are detached but present; light foxing on p. 8; otherwise, clean. Very Good -. Item #005100

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