"The Writings of the Late Elder John Leland" by Miss L.F. Greene (1845)
"This connection of discordant ingredients reminds me of the Frenchman's punch: he put water into it, to make it weak -- rum to make it strong -- sugar to make it sweet -- and limes to make it sour. The mixture was very palatable to the taste, and the only misfortune was, it punched the senses out of his head"
"Janesville Daily Gazette", 24th October 1860
"The fusion party of this state is becoming like the Frenchman's punch, with a little sugar to make it sweet; a little lemon to make it sour; a little brandy to make it strong, and a little water to make it weak."