[Ads-l] "maverick" redux

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 16 13:48:00 UTC 2022

This past weekend, I devoted my Wall St. Journal column to the origins of
"maverick" and included the antedatings below. Thanks again for finding
those, Bill!

Non-paywalled link: https://on.wsj.com/3Pkrm1R

On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 1:46 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From the Texas Newspaper archives
> https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/
> 1866 Austin City TX _Southern Intelligencer_ July 26 2/2
> What a harvest of "Maverick's" has been reaped by some persons. -- Goliad
> Intelligencer, 14th.
> 1867 Bellville TX _Countryman_ Feb 1 2/3
> Whenever you find a maverick, drive it home and brand it, and then take a
> ride round to see that there are no cattle thieves in the neighborhood.

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