The Year 1732

Shortly after Richardson began to name the days of the week, John A. Dussinger wrote:

I've hesitated to send you all copies of the leap year (1732) that seems to be the one Richardson has in mind for CLARISSA. The ASCII format really jumbles the spaces, but I hope you can make the corrections to see where the dates and days fit. Notice what happened in 1752, when England converted to the Gregorian calendar. As of the third of the month, September got cheated out of eleven days. Among the many political issues that the Tories seized upon (the "Jew Bill," the Marriage Act) was the new calendar. "Give us back our days" was their slogan!

He then e-mailed calendars for the years 1732 and 1752.

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             Letters become more genuine and are written as a dialogue

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