I have here a sentence from an 1865 NYT article. I believe the abbreviation "inst." refers to "instant," as in, "this month," but I'd like some feedback to see if this is likely or not. Here is the sentence: We published in the TIMES, day before yesterday, a full report of a speech mask by Hon. THADDEUS STEVENS on the 6th inst., at Lancaster, Penn, on the subject of reconstruction. If not "this month," what do you think it means?