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Tango0128 Jul 2021 9:31 p.m. PST

"Plodding through Volume II of R S Guernsey's interminable New York City and Vicinity During the War of 1812-15 (1895), I came across a claim by Sergeant Elias Conklin, of a New York militia rifle company, for reimbursement by the state for the cost of his uniform. His long list of items, with Yankee thoroughness, included one ‘pair Surrow boots' at five dollars. But what's a Surrow boot?

A good question. Google throws up just one more mention, from the Recollections of a Rev Dr Jeter, excerpted in a couple of US papers in 1879:…"
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Armand

spontoon31 Jul 2021 3:05 p.m. PST

Possibly a corruption of "Suvorov" boots?

Tango0101 Aug 2021 3:50 p.m. PST

(smile)

Armand

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