Jesse et al: Further antedating eggnog to 1735 !?

Shapiro, Fred Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 27 03:12:51 UTC 2007

More on "eggnog":  Isn't this slightly earlier than Joel's earliest citation from America's Historical Newspapers?

1788 _New-Jersey Journal_  26 Mar. 2 (America's Historical Newspapers)   A young man with a cormerant appetite , voraciously devoured, last week, at Connecticut farms, thirty raw eggs, a glass of egg nog, and another of brandy sling.

Fred Shapiro

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