Antedating of "Capitalist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 23 03:34:49 UTC 2004

capitalist (OED 1792)

1791 Alexander Hamilton _Report of the secretary of the Treasury of the
United States, on the subject of manufactures. Presented to the House of
Representatives, December 5, 1791_ 22 (Evans Digital Edition)  When the
manufacturing capitalist of Europe shall advert to the many important
advantages, which have been intimated, in the course of this report, he
cannot but perceive very powerful inducements to a transfer of himself and
his capital to the United States.

Fred Shapiro

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