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Alexander's British statutes in force in Maryland. 2d ed., 1912
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1026 24 GEO. 2, CAP. 23, COMMENCEMENT OF YEAR.
been found by Experience to be attended with divers Incon-
veniences, not only as it differs from the Usage of neighbour-
ing Nations, but also from the legal Method of Computation
in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and from the
common Usage throughout the whole Kingdom, and thereby
frequent Mistakes are occasioned in the Dates of Deeds, and
other Writings, and Disputes arise therefrom: And [ whereas the
Calendar now in Use throughout all his Majesty's British
Dominions, commonly called the Julian Calendar, hath been
discovered to be erroneous, by means whereof the Vernal or
Spring Equinox, which at the Time of the General Council of
Nice in the Year of our Lord three hundred and twenty-five,
happened on or about the twenty-first Day of March, now
happens on the ninth or tenth Day of the same Mouth; and
the said Error is still increasing, and if not remedied, would in
Process of Time, occasion the several Equinoxes and Solstices
to fall at very different Times in the Civil Year from what
they formerly did, which might tend to mislead Persons igno-
rant of the said Alteration: and whereas a Method of correct-
ing the Calendar in such Manner, as that the Equinoxes and
Solstices may for the future fall nearly on the same nominal
768* Days, on which the same happened at the Time of the
said General Council, hath been received and established, and
is now generally practised by almost all other Nations of
Europe: And whereas it will be of general Convenience to Mer-
chants, and other Persons corresponding with other Nations
and Countries, and tend to prevent Mistakes and Disputes in
or concerning the Dates of Letters, and Accounts, if the like
Correction be received and established in his Majesty's Domi-
nions: May it therefore please your Majesty, that it may be
enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parlia-
ment assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That in
and throughout all his Majesty's Dominions and Countries in
Europe, Asia, Africa and America, belonging or subject to the
Crown of Great Britain, the said Suppuration, according to
which the Year of our Lord beginneth on the twenty-fifth Day
of March, shall not be made use of from and after the last Day
of December one thousand seven hundred and fifty-one; and
that the first Day of January next following the said last Day

 
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