[Ads-l] Antedating of "White House"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 22 20:02:04 EST 2020


White House (OED 1811)

1807 Aaron Burr in _Public Advertiser_ (N.Y.) 27 Jan. (Genealogy Bank)  I will turn Jefferson out of that white house and hang him; and congress I will _pack off_.

Note:  This is quoting earlier usage in _The Aurora_.

Fred Shapiro

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