Earlier Example of "G.O.P."

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 16 13:00:30 UTC 2002

On Sun, 15 Dec 2002, Gerald Cohen wrote:

>     The earliest (Dec. 1, 1883) attestation of G.O.P. was located by Barry.

Here's an earlier example of "G.O.P.":

1882 _Washington Post_ 3 Nov. 2  The g.o.p. will try to deputy-marshal the
wicked Democrats of the old North State.

Fred Shapiro

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