Earlier Examples of _Clam_ 'Dollar'?

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 30 21:25:22 UTC 2003

HDAS's earliest example of _clam_ 'dollar' is dated 1886.  Can Barry,
Jonathon, Tom, Joanne, or anyone else supply anything earlier than this?

Fred Shapiro

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