Lynch / slicked (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Mar 21 17:37:33 UTC 2008

Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

 OED has 1836 for lynch (v); and does not have this sense of "slicked"

 " Transactions in Mississippi ", Daily National Intelligencer,
(Washington, DC) Wednesday, October 07, 1835;  col 4 (page number
unknown -- from Gale 19th century U.S. Newspapers) ( Letter to the
editor, reprinted from _New York Evening Star_)
"He was a citizen of Hinds county, and was on his departure from
Lexington arrested by a party of his neighbors and Slicked, (or Lynched,
which is synonymous.)"
Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

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