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When Boys Collect, A Spontaneous Game of Ball is Possible
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" . . . when they [the 'little fellows'] asked the men where the town-meeting was, they were told that it was in the church. So it is for the men, but that the boys' town-meeting is out [outdoors?] where you can buy peanuts and gingercake, and see all your cousins from almost everywhere, and stand around and find out what is going on, and play a game of ball with the boy from Oysterponds, and another from Mattitue, on the same side."
New York Times, April 26, 1853.
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"Mattitue?" "Oysterponds?"Edit with form to add a query
|Submitted by||David Ball, email of 6/4/2006|
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