Antedating of "Immigrant"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 3 03:24:23 UTC 2004

immigrant (OED 1792)

1789 Jedidiah Morse _The American geography_ 253 (Evans Digital Edition)
Besides the Dutch and English already mentioned, there are in this state
many immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and some few from France.

Fred Shapiro

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