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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Is Molungeon a slang word

A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon, and Cant by Albert Barrere and Charles Godfrey Leland 1887 page 60

"Mr. Henry A. Wise once said, in the legislature of Virginia, that a mulatto was the offspring of the young gentleman heir-apparent of an estate with one of the family or house servants, but that the child of a female field-laborer by a Yankee pedlar was a molungeon."