Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 11 22:04:54 UTC 1999

On Tue, 10 Aug 1999, G S C wrote:

> Searching MOA:
> -- first mention of "Mason and Dixon's line" is in _Southern Literary
> Messenger_, Richmond, VA, August 1834.

Note that the Dictionary of Americanisms records _Mason and Dixon's line_
from 1779.

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