Antedating of "Bakery"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 18 02:25:09 UTC 2003

Fred uncovers:
>bakery (OED c1820)
>1780 George Washington _Let._ 24 May in _Writings of Washington_ (1937)
>XVIII. 411  Independent of the apartments for the sick, there must be one
>or more kitchens; an apothecarys shop; a magazine for drugs and remedies;
>an oven; a bakery.
Can this really be the first cite?  George Washington, the father of
our "bakery"?

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