antedating wife swapping (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Nov 26 22:57:17 UTC 2012

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

OED has 1959 for "Wife Swapping" (sub entry under "wife")

_Janesville [WI] Gazette_ 4 Dec 1869 p 1 col 5
"Two couples were arraigned and found guilty in the Lawrence, Mass.,
court last week, for husband and wife swapping."

Statesville NC _Landmark_ 2 Apr 1886 col 6
"In the South statistics show that not more than one divorce occurs in
100 marriages and that wife swapping is almost unknown."

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

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