Today In History

Leap Year and the Ladies

Event date: Feb 16, 1856

Leap year is a great institution. Never before, within our recollections, has its merits been so fully tested as during the present year. From all quarters our exchanges come laden with details of balls, rides, and social parties, instituted and carried out by the ladies who have availed themselves of the privileges of leap-year. The charming creatures find it vastly agreeable to have some voice in the selection of their partners, and seem not disposed to waive this privilege.

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