It is a busy season to all — a proper time to begin the world anew, under better auspices. Much may be done in a year. The industrious poor may grow wealthy; the learned may grow wiser; the good better. It is a period for new resolve. Let each, therefore, make and adhere to such resolutions as may be necessary to promote his individual happiness. We cordially offer to our readers the compliments of the season.
—“A New Year Editorial,” January 3, 1835
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