1752: Changes to the calendar including Leap Year
This Day, by the lateNAft of Parliament for altering and regulating the Stile (which was pub lifted at Length in our Gazette, N. 349), is to be reckoned throughout all his Mijeity's Do 0111110ns, as the Fourteenth Dzy Of September, lal though Yeflerday was the Second and a 1 fucceeuing lime is to be reikoncu in the lame Urder as formerly; formerly; only that the Year is ever hereafter to begin abfolutely on the Firlt Day of January ye arly, and the ablurd Method ot. Dcginmng it on the.i wenty - fifth Day of a Month exploded ; and that Month, January, is for ever to be called the Firft Month, Februaiy the Second, and the reft in .their Order. All the fixed reaits ot the Church are to be oblcr yed on their proper nominal Days, which will make them fall Eleven Days earlier than heretofore: But all Biah Days, Apprentices 'and Servants Times, Periods for Payment of Money eiti.er Principal or Intereft, or Expiration cf Leafts, l$c. 13c. are to hare their 1a ural Days, which feemingly will move them Eleven Days foiward. And, there is this further Alteration by the . faid Adt, relating to Leap Years, every Fourth Year, that is, the Year of our Lold 1756, 1760; 1764, 1768, and fo on, every fourta, Year, is to be a L.e3p Year, as ulual, and contain 366. Days ; except the even Hundredth Years, and of them only tvery Fourth Hundredth Year (whereof the Year 2000 is to be the firft) is to .he a Leap Year; the other Hundredth Years are to be common Years and confift of 365 Days that is, the Years 180c, icjpo, 2100, 2200, 2300 2500, and fo on, are to be common Years of 365 Days each; but the Year. 2000, 2400, 2800, andfo on, every Fourth Hundredth Year (from the Year 2000 irc'mfive) arc to be Leap .Years, and contain ?66 Das cat - h. Reader, If the Dif tance ef lime lu ft vienti tied ( voken you and I Jhall certainly have ret u n d to our Mother H.irtb, ana be forgotten here, as the we bad t ever been) to )ou f ern Long; cotifider the Coniraft, and you will find, Vis far left than a Moment, when compared to that ETliRN I T Y to which we are b.!ening.