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Wed, 18 Jan 2006
Why 3--13 September?
Why September 3-13? I don't know, although I would love to find out.Clinton Pierce has provided information which, if true, is probably the answer:
The reason for deleting the 3rd - 13th of September is that in that span there are no significant Holy Days on the Anglican calendar (at least that I can tell). September 8th's "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary" is actually an alternate to August 14th. It's also one of the few places on the 1752 calendar where this empty span occurs beginning at midweek.If I have time, I will try to dig up an authoritative ecclesiastical calendar for 1752. The ones I have found online show several other similar gaps; for example, it seems that 12 January could have been followed by 24 January, or 14 June followed by 26 June. But these calendars may not be historically accurate---that is, they may simply be anachronistically projecting the current practices back to 1752.