Here's two examples of New England Quaker Dates from Dover, N. and Salem, Mass., the two meetings with which I am most familiar: Here in the transcription in the , the first original record is given in Quaker dating, but the subsequent transcriptions all invert the dates for clarity's sake. So I asked several people if they knew if Hinshaw had modernized his dates. So I had to use the exception clause to my primary source/derivative source rule and write away for the actual records. And sure enough the records are all month-day-year.
This indeed was the case and that was the source I cited in the posting. When I first saw the date I knew that Goforth was wrong.
In Scotland, the legal start of the year had already been moved to 1 January (in 1600), but Scotland otherwise continued to use the Julian calendar until 1752. But the start of the Julian year was not always 1 January, and was altered at different times in different countries (see New Year's Day in the Julian calendar). This was 25 March in England, Wales and the Colonies until 1752.
From 1155 to 1752, the civil or legal year in England began on 25 March (Lady Day) The corresponding date in the Gregorian calendar is 9 February 1649, the date by which his contemporaries in some parts of continental Europe would have recorded his execution. During the years between the first introduction of the Gregorian calendar in continental Europe and its introduction in Britain, contemporary usage in England started to change.
Friday, 6 October 1867 was followed by Friday, 18 October.
Instead of 12 days, only 11 were skipped, and the day of the week was repeated on successive days, because at the same time the International Date Line was moved, from following Alaska's eastern border with Canada to following its new western border, now with Russia.
The European colonies of the Americas adopted the change when their mother countries did.