Charity Chain Letter. The House of Mercy
(Pittsfield, Mass.). Copy quota two. Send six cents in stamps.
It is proposed to raise money to endow "the
child's cot" at the House of Mercy (a hospital in Pittsfield,
Mass.) If all aid in the following scheme a considerable sum
will be forthcoming with little trouble. Each person upon
receiving this paper is asked to make two copies of the
same, putting at the top the next higher number (the same number
copies) and give them to two friends, at the same time returning
with six cents in stamps to Mrs. M. H. Hinsdale, Pittsfield,
Mass. Your friends are asked to do the same with as little delay
as possible. Those who receive No. 20 are requested to close the
matter by sending it with six cents in
stamps to Mrs. Hinsdale without making further copies. Any one
to join in the scheme is asked to return the paper at once, for
this is the
only way that Mrs. Hinsdale can know that the chain is broken,
it requires only six cents and a little trouble to each person,
yet any break in the chain involves a serious loss to the fund.
Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 6 Nov. 1888, p 7.
Title: "The House of Mercy at Pittsfield, Mass." " ... is
a charitable institution of eight years' existence
and good standing in the community." Entered by DWV, Dec.
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