[Ads-l] Corkass [caucus] 1763 "...should give the etymology...but"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Jun 23 10:14:33 UTC 2015

"An Impartial Account of the Conduct of the Corkass
By a late Member of that Society.
It may be expected that I should give the etymology of the word CORKASS, and some account of the rise of the Society, but as they keep no records, and their oral accounts are so various and dark, it is needless to mention them...; only I wou'd observe they talk much of antiquity.
At present the heads of this venerable Company meet some weeks before a Town-Meeting and consult...."

Stephen Goranson

Headline: By Printing the following You Will Enlighten Many of Your Townsmen, and Oblige All Who Are Willing to act for Themselves;
 Boston Evening-Post [America's Historical Newspapers]; 03-21-1763; Issue: 1437; col 2 Page: [2]

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