[Ads-l] Antedating of "White House"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 23 01:02:04 UTC 2020

White House (OED 1811)

1807 Aaron Burr in _Public Advertiser_ (N.Y.) 27 Jan. (Genealogy Bank)  I will turn Jefferson out of that white house and hang him; and congress I will _pack off_.

Note:  This is quoting earlier usage in _The Aurora_.

Fred Shapiro

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

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