antedating of the mining 'slumgullion' (1857)

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Jan 18 23:20:52 UTC 2004

OED has 1887.

Using newspaperarchive, from the

3 Jan. 1857.  [Placerville(CA)] Mountain Democrat.  4/5

<<Were those who were instrumental in wilfully creating this unconstitutional debt the only holders of the scrip and were compelled to shovel tailings and clean reservoirs half full of slumgullion until it was paid, ....>>

Sam Clements

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