[Ads-l] Further Antedating of "Lobbyist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 20 23:43:13 UTC 2014

lobbyist (OED 1863)

1842 _Evening Post_ (New York) 16 Aug. 2 (America's Historical Newspapers)  The Whigs of Brooklyn have held a meeting, and appointed a committee of lobbyists to proceed forthwith to Washington to persuade Congress to give up the Land Distribution, in order to secure protection.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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