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From: "Linda C. Koehler" <>
Subject: [TMG] Re: Quaker dates redux
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 10:28:29 -0400
And, as Patt says, the reason we need both dates is so that we all have an
opportunity to check the interpretation of the date.
"7th day of 9th month, 1717" (7 Oct 1717)
So, as we look at her example, we would ask ourselves if she meant to write
"8th month" or did she mean "Nov" in interpreting which month it was :>).
At 03:05 AM 7/12/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>TMG-D Digest Volume 03 : Issue 1249
> #8 Re: [TMG] Quaker dates redux 
>Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 01:26:06 EDT
>Subject: Re: [TMG] Quaker dates redux
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>In a message dated 7/11/2003 5:06:04 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> > What is the best way to enter Quaker dates? Do I quote them until 1753 and
> > then jump to standardized form or do I keep quoteing (how do you spell
> > quoteing?) them so the reader knows that these are righteous dates? TMG
> > 5.07 hates my freeform dates.
>I have a special sentence for Quaker dates. You can set this up as an
>additional tag or as a role in your regular birth tag.
>My sentence is:
>[P] was born <[M1]> <([D[)> <[L]> <[M2]>
>my memo reads
>on the "7th day of 9th month, 1717"||as recorded at the Falls Monthly Meeting
>This would print e.g.
>He was born on the "7th day of 9th month, 1717" (7 Oct 1717) as recorded at
>the Falls Monthly Meeting.
>This givesthe reader how the birth was actually recorded (or as I found it
>recorded) and an interpretation of the date in today's time.
>You can do that for deaths and marriages.
>Using this you can record the date as a regular date and still show the date
>as you saw it.
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