Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 13 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:
...swered, without entering into the matter, that of course we had not; but the gentleman in gray—apparently as glad to change the subject as the lady was—immediately began to talk about the United States , and to ask questions.
I had not the smallest suspicion who he might be, but I soon perceived that he had been himself in America.
I therefore took the liberty to ask him what parts of the countr...
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