"effeminate speech", 1801

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Jun 3 19:03:28 UTC 2003

This is a titbit that may interest one or another of you folks:

ONE CENT REWARD.  [for John M'Comb, "a slothful, indolent and ungrateful boy", apprentice to Joseph White, "Herald, Sign and Ornamental Painting", 258 William street near Pearl' he's "in his twentieth year, spare built, . . . very effeminate in speech. . . ."]
        New-York Evening Post, January 4, 1811, p. 3, col. 4


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.

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