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This tabulation starts with the assay year /01 when Chester was From the early s new date letter punches were introduced in July each year. The sample of four letters dates from the s to the latter half of the s, and the The letters chosen for the analysis consist of one written to Montagu in her youth by her close friend The English Family – Dating and Describing Hands and will comment on particular characteristics of the hand and individual letter forms, both in support of the description and with.
The 'start of year' change and the calendar system change were not always adopted concurrently. Similarly, civil and religious adoption may not have happened at the same time or even at all. In the case of Eastern Europefor example, all of these assumptions would be incorrect.
Transposition of historical event dates and possible date conflicts[ edit ] Thomas Jefferson 's tombstone. Written below the epitaph is "Born April 2 O. Died July 4 " Usually, the mapping of new dates onto old dates with a start of year adjustment works well with little confusion for events which happened before the introduction of the Gregorian calendar.
For example, the Battle of Agincourt is universally known to have been fought on 25 Octoberwhich is Saint Crispin's Day.
But for the period between the first introduction of the Gregorian calendar on 15 October and its introduction in Britain on 14 Septemberthere can be considerable confusion between events in continental western Europe and in British domains. Events in continental western Europe are usually reported in English language histories as happening under the Gregorian calendar. For example, the Battle of Blenheim is always given as 13 August However confusion occurs when an event involves both.
This maps to 11 July Gregorian calendarconveniently close to the Julian date of the subsequent [and more decisive] Battle of Aughrim on 12 July Julian.
This latter battle was commemorated annually throughout the eighteenth century on 12 July,  following the usual historical convention of commemorating events of that period within Great Britain and Ireland by mapping the Julian date directly onto the modern Gregorian calendar date as happens for example with Guy Fawkes Night on 5 November.
The Battle of the Boyne was commemorated with smaller parades on 1 July. However, the two events were combined in the late 18th century,  and continue to be celebrated as " The Twelfth ". Because of the differences, British writers and their correspondents often employed two dates, dual datingmore or less automatically.
For this reason, letters concerning diplomacy and international trade sometimes bore both Julian and Gregorian dates to prevent confusion: Many British people continued to celebrate their holidays "Old Style" well into the 19th century, [b] a practice that according to the author Karen Bellenir reveals a deep emotional resistance to calendar reform.
Many guides cautioned that anyone could read your letters and thereby make inferences about you, even if those who you corresponded with assured you that they burnt your epistles. Men were warned against complimenting their chosen bride too heavily, as it seemed insincere; rather, their moral traits and the feminine virtue of indifference were set as prime subjects to appreciate in a marriage proposal.
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All night I have been pacing my floor, trying to decide what course it was my duty to pursue, and I have decided to answer you as frankly as you desire. I will not attempt to excuse myself, for I deserve your anger, but I will only say that I was myself deceived in my own feelings.
When I asked you to marry me, I believed that we were congenial, and that I could make you happy. I was not rich, but had sufficient, as I thought, for comfort, and thinking you would be content with a moderate competency, I invited you to share mine. Closer intimacy has proved my error.
Your extravagant wishes are utterly beyond my means, and your bitter and sarcastic remarks upon those of your friends who are not wealthy prove that you covet a life of luxury. Again, for you ask for frankness, you have so often pained me by your uneven and sullen temper, that I foresee a life of misery for both after marriage.
I know that honor binds me to you, and therefore will not ask for my release if you do not desire it, but will, if we marry, endeavor faithfully to make you demand the reasons for my coldness, I have given them. Leaving our engagement entirely in your hands, I am, Ever your friend, Henry Hendricks.