Excerpt from The Southern Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1864: Being Bissextile or Leap Year, and the Fourth of the Independence of the Confederate States; Containing Calculations for Five Different Latitudes, Viz, of Charleston, S. C., Richmond, Va., Raleigh, N. C., Columbia, S. C.... , And Mobile, Ala
For intervening places the approximate variation may be found by proportion with sufficient accuracy. Thus, the dis tance westward from Charleston to Milledgeville makes a differ lance of 2g° in the variation; therefore, for a less distance make the difference of variation proportional to the distance.
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