antedating of "quarter horse" 1828

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sat Jun 12 22:59:29 UTC 2004

M-W has 1834, OED 1839

12 August, 1828.  2/4

<<At the mention of the certificate, the Doctor, in a hurried tone of voice, said, "I'll have nothing to do with it," & broke ground like a quarter horse, hallooing murder!>>

Sam Clements

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