In this letter, William Lloyd Garrison discusses the observance of New Year's Eve and Fanny Garrison Villard's wedding anniversary. He regrets that Francis Jackson Garrison is suffering from "catarrh" and gives him advice on how to stay well. Garrison says that "Fanny writes in one of her letters that you are lacking in vim, and inclined to study too much rather than to stir about." Garrison thinks that Fanny is too impulsive and daring. Henry Villard still suffers from neuralgic pain. He was sorry to hear that Henry Villard's aunt "received no benefit from the encasing of her knee for so long a time." Mrs. Garrison is better and receives "magnetic manipulation three times a week from Miss Andrews." There were three meetings held in Tremont Temple by colored people, "to celebrate the Proclamation of Emancipation." At one of the meetings, George "Thompson spoke in reply to one of Remond's bitter and railing speeches in a manner that electrified the house."