Originally Posted by JSWolf
So things like "forty Millions" instead of "forty million" are correct? Was it the practice back then to use bad grammar and poor spelling aka practising?
It sounds like it's at least partly a matter of regional dialectoid type variance, JSWolf. Then too, there's the effect of usage drift, i.e. things that are correct now weren't then and vice versa, language and usage have shifted a bit even in a mere 210 years.