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Taconicus Origins: Peggy Gordon (94* d) RE: Origins: Peggy Gordon 23 Nov 11

Incidentally, the date of publication of the lyrics on the broadside I reprinted above is fairly well identified as the 1820s because of the inscription at the bottom, "Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, by J. M'Cleland, 285 Water-st."

According to the associated information sheet from the New York Historical Society, "New York printer Joseph C. M'Cleland [i.e. M'Clelland] was active at 285 Water Street during the years 1824-1829." (Brackets in original.)

That being the case, I think this qualifies as the earliest known published lyrics of Peggy Gordon, as far as I know. (If anyone knows of a confirmed earlier publication, please let us know.)

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