Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 23:57:03 -0400 From: Al Futrell 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 Futrell -- al[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -- Dept of Communication -- University of Louisville