Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 23:57:03 -0400
From: Al Futrell awfutr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HOMER.LOUISVILLE.EDU
Subject: Re: Pot-house politicians (fwd)
On Thu, 31 Aug 1995, Daniel S Goodman wrote:
A Civil War diarist refered to Washington, D.C. as "a meeting place for
pot-house politicians, gamblers and conspirators." Does anyone know what
a pot-house refered to in the 1860s?
"Pot" has traditionally been associated with drinking in once sense and
with gambling in another, so a pot-house could easily be a place where
one does both....
-- al[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]spieler.comm.louisville.edu
Dept of Communication -- University of Louisville