My first New Year’s resolution for 1876 is to stop taking my fancy. It seems that it is an embarrassment to Father and that could not be good for his business. I will miss those pansy pins and kid gloves. My second resolution is to convince Father to vote for Governor Tilden in the Presidential Election. General Grant had scandalized this nation and Rutherford B. Hayes will only continue the outrage. It is frustrating that my voice cannot be heard. How I wish I could vote! Happy New Year, 1876 is going to be a good year!