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Why Don’t the Days Listed in the Diary Entries before Sept. 15, 1752 Correspond to the Days on the Calendar?
In 1752, Great Britain and the American colonies switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, which we use today in a slightly updated form.
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Daily Archives: May 2, 1768
1768 May 2 (Monday). A.M. My son William comes from Ashby. He yesterday attended divine service at Fitchbourg, and lodged at [blank]. Capt. Maynard came p.m. and reckons for the year past, issuing on Apr. 2.