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Hatch, match, dispatch

Posted by Joe on January 06, 2009 at 22:38

In Reply to: Hatch, match, dispatch posted by lonpm2 on January 05, 2009 at 16:17:

: Who first used the term "Hatches, Matches and Dispatches" and when did he/she do so?

An equivalent is the cradle, altar, and tomb column in US and UK newspapers, hatches, matches dates from 1859-63 often in "The Times" London and in Punch, no clear atribution is seen but one said it was a noted witty man and the other "Cousin Charley" so the search continues