Brother Jonathan (1791)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Nov 6 14:56:42 UTC 2002

On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 10:24:03PM -0500, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> "Brother Jonathan" is/was a symbol of our country, much like
>"Uncle Sam."  It's frequently also just "Jonathan," but
>that's difficult to trace.

Though the _Dictionary of Americanisms_ does have a 1780
cite for _Jonathan._

Jesse Sheidlower

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