Early use of "O.K.=all correct" --not an antedating

sclements at NEO.RR.COM sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Jun 23 17:25:10 UTC 2013

If correct, then this would be the first use after the _Boston Post_

Using my NEW Genealogy Bank by subscription--

_Sun_ (Baltimore MD) 15 April 1839 p.2 col. 2

"The gentleman who sent us a couple of "long necked Frenchman" will be proud to know that we thought of their delicate health in a bumper and pronounced the "grape brand" to be O.K.--all correct."

Sam Clements

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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