Charity chain letter. Self-terminating. For Billy Westbury.
Send 10 cents & 5 copies. US, 1915.
[ Engraving of "Missouri's New Capitol"]
CAPITAL CITY WATER CO.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.
COR. MAIN & MONROE.
December 20, 1915.
W. M. Wisby
This chain was started for the purpose of raising
a fund to assist an old railroad man, W. D. Westberry, who is down
and out on account of a long siege of sickness, after spending the
greater part of his life in the Railroad service. He can never
well, and having one arm, a widowed mother and no income, we will help
him in this way and if all will respond a sufficient fund will be
raised to make Billy comfortable while he is still with us.
five copies of this letter as I have done and only
change the date and put the next higher number at the top, numbering
and dating, sign and mail the five copies to five of your friends
who you know will take like action.
Mail this letter and 10
cents to Mr. T. W. Proctor, General
Agent, C. M. & St. P. Ry. No. 307 Marquette Bldg. Chicago, Ill.
Proctor will see that the funds are properly delivered.
This chain will
end with 50. The parties receiving No. 50
will please return the letters with 10 cents and make no copies at
end of the chain.
Please do not break the
chain, but I certainly appeal to you
to give it prompt action and thereby help a worthy railroad man.
Your very truly.
L. B. Landmann
Carbon copy (?) letter
on company stationery of the Capital City Water Co., Jefferson City, Mo.
Letter dated Dec. 20, 1915. Envelope (stamped, company return address) is
addressed to Mr. W. M. Wisby, Mexico, Mo. Envelope postmarked in Jefferson
City on Dec. 20, 1915. Keystrokes preserved. Signed L. B. Landmann. Same
charity letter was published in the Independent, see ce1916-05-08p_billy_sdq5. Ebay lot 6517389656 closing on 3/11/2005. Provided by Brentlinger's
Emporium, Palmyra, Mo. Entered by DWV on 3/21/2005.
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