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In 1811 slang why would you do something Round Robin?

From the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: ROUND ROBIN:  A mode of signing remonstrances practised by sailors on board the king’s ships, wherein their names are written in a circle, so that it cannot be discovered who first signed it, or was, in other words, the ringleader. remonstrances =>  complaints