in use, But there seems to be a disposition on the part of some Nations, to go back to the old Julian Calendar, and it is more than probable, this matter will be discussed by the different nations, as the near approach of the 19th century ends. From this view, the reader will perceive the great value of this 1000 Years Almanac over all others, for it gives the Julian, Gregorian, & Johnson Calendars, all in oneAlmanac, side by side for convenient comparison & use, into whatever country they are or may hereafter be adopted.
This invention not only gives the World a plan of measurement practically identical with the Solar Year, but as just before stated, and I wish it reiterated, - it also produces side by side, the Julian Calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, & the Johnson Calendar, for comparison & use, - And also, provides simple means to continue a calendar from the old, into each succeeding New Year, during the whole thousand years, and thus superceeds the need of publishing yearly almanacs, - And further, this 1000 Year Almanac, can be adjusted in a moment, to produce one at a time, all 3 of the Calendars noted in the Index. - And still further, - it shows in each Calendar, every day, every week, every month, & every year, in the whole 1000 Years. It tells the Sun-rise & set, & length of days, during the whole 1000 years, - It shows the Phases of the Moon for every Month, in every Year, during the whole 1000 Years. It marks the date of the Declaration, & Succession of every Centennial Year to the end of the 1000 Years, - It represents by stars, on the margin, the original 13. increased to 38 States & 9 Territories up to 1885. - It can tell you what day of the week, and under what Phase of the Moon, You were born, - It tells the Week-day of any date, & vice versa, the date of any Week-day during the whole 1000 Years, - It tells what day of the week each year begins with, in the past and future, during the whole 1000 Years, - It is the greatest Refference almanac, reaching back into the long past, and forward, into the distant future, ever published, - It will give to our children, for many generations to come, the identical almanac of their parents. - It will become a family relic of no ordinary consideration. - It will save you many long reckonings of dates & the mistakes incident thereto. - Its useful & interesting new features, will be appreciated more & more the older this almanac becomes, - this refference Almanac & the Dictionary will be considered indispensable, as example - What was the date of the first Monday in September 1724? - turn to the Index & find the year 1724 - the index show that it was a leap year, according to the Julian mode of reckoning, & has the letter f opposit & in the week-day column, which letter means friday - now set friday in the slide, to January the 1st on the right hand calendar for leap year, - this will give the proper answer, by running down the monday column
to September, which gives 5 as the date asked for, _ If you also want to know, which was leap-year in the past, & also which will be leap years in the future, during the whole 1000 years, _ how simple, & at a glance, is such information herein given; And should you desire to [assertain?] the Phases of the Moon on any special occassion, in the past or future, during the whole 1000 years, you only have to refer to the index & moon tables, which will tell you all about it. _ a few times practice, will soon teach you to operate the slide.
Again, is the day of the week wanted, of any birth, death, marrage, battle, dedication, holiday, or other historical event, _ here is a true help for all such information, Reader, Will the almanac now in general use, tell you all such things as these for a period of 1000 years? _ And are they not generally destroyed every year? _ while this almanac becomes, with age, more & more useful, interesting & valuable: _ Again, this almanac has attached to it a 24 hour Indicator, which will prove a great convenience to some persons who leave their place, their office, or their home for a short time, _ it informs [Callers?] when they may expect you back, _ it will be found convenient & useful in the family circle, as well [in?] public as private business, as it is suitable for all kinds of business & occupations, _ a universal servant much used. _ [Thus?]
The double calendars with slide, _ the Julian Calender, _ the Gregorian Calander, _ the Johnson Calender, _ the sun-rise & set _ the length of days _ the leap-years _ the Moon Phases _ the Declaration _ the Centennial years _ the original & added States & Territories _ the Indicator _ the reffered to Rule, _ the noting of the non-leap years according to the Gregorian rule, _ the noting of the non leap-years according to the Johnson or reffered to Rule & [?] _ Are all such short, comprehensive, simple and novel arrangements and tables, setting forth for 1000 years, [now? new?] features of daily usefulness, that a mere glance at them, after being read & understood, conveys to the mind & understanding, what in ordinary ways, require much toil & time to obtain.
The whole is (or will be) printed in different colors, to plainly mark each table, & tastefully mounted with slide, eylet & indicator of metal, on a card 16 x 8 inches, _ & can be hung up at any place desired. _ I contemplate publishing it in book, and [insert: Libray &] Parlor frame style also, such are an outline of some of the advantages & superiorities of the Almanac, over all others now
in general use, _ Time & Use may wear it out, but you will never kindle fires with it, nor throw it aside, as is now done with nearly all other Almanacs _ During its whole life, it will always be highly prized, _ And as a work of standard reference, it is the most far reaching into the long past, and distant future, together with its convenience and reliableness ever discovered,
This 1000 Years Almanac begins with the year 1400. & ends 2399 inclusive, and can be extended indefinatly.
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New Haven Conn.
Nov 28th / 85
Hon. Leland Stanford;
Washington, D. C.
Please pardon the liberty I take in addressing you; but my heart impels me to speak the gratitude I feel, in answer to your magnanimous gift to education in your "Golden State", and especially am I grateful, that the doors of Palo Alto, are to be opened wide to the Daughters as well as
[lefthand side] to the sons.
No more beautiful and lasting tablet could be raised to the memory of your beloved son, and I can not help but believe, that he is ever with you as you consumate this, his grand ambition.
At the time of your son's death, although strangers to you, our silent sympathy was yours and the eloquent, yet faithful, sermons at his burial is treasured in my scrapbook, where I have re-read it many times.
[end lefthand side][righthand side] unknown as I am to you, I have no right to presume upon your time by this letter; but I wished to give voice to my own personal gratitude and were I permitted to shake your hand it would be one of the privileges of my life.
I inclose these slips, (clipped from the "N. Y. World" and "Boston Journal") as an introduction and that you may be assured of my genuine interest.
Hoping that you