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"Game of ball"

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City/State/Country: New York, NY, United States
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"It is humbly suggested that it might be a most important saving of time, money and breath, if the House of Representatives, when any great party question is to be agitated, would choose sides, as is done at a game of ball or Cricket; or elect 3 or 4 Champions out of each party whose contest should decide the victory."


New York Commercial Advertiser, February 3, 1798, 3


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