The Right Way to Start the Year

New Year's greetings from 1835.


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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

A New Year's editorial as it ran in January 3, 1835
Read the original New Year’s editorial from the January 3, 1835 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

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