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From: "Barbara A. Brown" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: 2d inst
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 06:04:47 -0400
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> When the date of a marriage is referred to as taking place "on Wednesday the
> 2d inst" and the report of the marriage is in a Wednesday Dec 16, 1829
> newspaper, am I correct in assuming that the marriage took place on the 2
> December 1829?


inst. - instant (Latin), of the current month

For questions like these, there is an excellent set of glossaries at

Genealogical terminology, abbreviations, Latin, etc. may all be
found there.

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