The European colonies of the Americas adopted the change when their mother countries did.
In Scotland, the legal start of the year had already been moved to 1 January (in 1600), but Scotland otherwise continued to use the Julian calendar until 1752. But the start of the Julian year was not always 1 January, and was altered at different times in different countries (see New Year's Day in the Julian calendar). This was 25 March in England, Wales and the colonies until 1752.
From 1155 to 1752, the civil or legal year in England began on 25 March (Lady Day) The corresponding date in the Gregorian calendar is 9 February 1649, the date by which his contemporaries in some parts of continental Europe would have recorded his execution. During the years between the first introduction of the Gregorian calendar in continental Europe and its introduction in Britain, contemporary usage in England started to change.
Instead, you might consider going for drive, hiking in the mountains, or making dinner together.
Could the daughter have done anything to make the father feel at ease? Should he have said anything to show more trust in his daughter? Does the boy pick up the girl from her house or do they meet somewhere?
Similarly, George Washington is nowadays officially reported as having been born on 22 February 1732, rather than on 11 February 1731/32 (Julian calendar).
There is some evidence that the calendar change was not easily accepted.Wednesday, 2 September 1752, was followed by Thursday, 14 September 1752.Claims that rioters demanded "Give us our eleven days" grew out of a misinterpretation of a painting by William Hogarth.But for the period between the first introduction of the Gregorian calendar on 15 October 1582 and its introduction in Britain on 14 September 1752, there can be considerable confusion between events in continental western Europe and in British domains.Events in continental western Europe are usually reported in English language histories as happening under the Gregorian calendar.In contrast, Thomas Jefferson, who lived during the time that the British Isles and colonies eventually converted to the Gregorian calendar, instructed that his tombstone bear his date of birth using the Julian calendar (notated O. for Old Style) and his date of death using the Gregorian calendar.