Candy Cane (1865)

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   Someone asked me if I could beat 1897 for "candy cane."  From full text of HARPER'S WEEKLY, pg. 807, 23 December 1865:

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. . . te it for me?" "Auntie" took her
pen and wrote verbatim at the child's dictation:
"Dear Santa Claus, -- I wish you would get me a lit-
tle dolly, turning around, if that belongs to Christmas;
and a candy cane, if that belongs to Christmas. If it
don't, I don't want it. And an apron for my doll, if
Christmas brings aprons. If it don't, I don't want any.
That is all I want.

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