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Thread #98230   Message #3341898
Posted By: GUEST,sarah
22-Apr-12 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Oats Peas Beans and Barley
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Oats Peas Beans and Barley
from an Sept 7, 1843 article in the Wisconsin Democrat (Green Bay) newspaper:

"A Strong Joke. - A young gentleman named Wise, in Clearfield Co. P. attended a militia training about two months since and in the evening joined the diversions of a "kissing party," which the old plays of "Marching to Quebec" "Oats peas, beans and barley grows," &c &c were part of the innocent entertainment..."