Date: Wed, 13 Apr 1994 15:42:05 -0600 From: Larry Davis Subject: Re: The Great Unwashed Mathews, DICT. OF AMERICANISMS, cites the following from Brewerton, WAR IN KANSAS (1856), p.136: "He [the governor of the Kansas territory] was sitting upon a white horse a la General Taylor--or as the 'great unwashed' delight to call him, "Old Rough and Ready." From the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD 23 June 1901, 1345/2: Status: R "The Democratic party...have been long known as the 'great unwashed'."