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Joe Richman Origins: Moses Ri-Tooral-I-Ay (59* d) RE: Origins: Moses Ri-Tooral-I-Ay 27 Jun 04

Thanks Martin... this version is free of historical inconsistencies. The reference to "black man" may be a reference to his hair (as in the black Irish) or to his clothes (blackman was used I believe to describe members of a protestant society who dressed in black). Black hair and black clothes were quite common among Jewish peddlers from eastern europe.

And the explanation of "Peter the Packer" is great! The comparison of him to a street peddler wasn't meant to be flattering, I'm sure.

My quest is finished, thanks!


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