Catch Phrase of the Day

Again, from the NYRB. From a review of several new publications concerning Abigail & John Adams.

As it happened, the twenty-seven Creek chiefs who gathered in New York in 1790 to negotiate the model treaty designed to avoid Indian removal were lodged next to the Adams residence at Richmond Hill… Abigail was fascinated by what she described as “my Neighbours the Creek Savages who visit us daily.” It was quite a scene. “Last night they had a great Bond fire dancing round it like so many spirits hooping, singing, yelling, and expressing their pleasure and Satisfaction in true Savage Stile. these are the first savages I ever saw.”

All hail true Savage Stile!

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