Further Antedating of "Lobbyist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 26 01:56:54 UTC 2011

lobbyist (OED 1863)

1846 _Spectator_ (New York) 29 July 1 (America's Historical Newspapers)  The fact is notorious that the most active, determined and effective of our lobbyists are those sent here in this emergency to look after the interests of various local Democracies.

Fred Shapiro

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