Charity chain letter. Tobacco for boys at front. Send
25c & 5 copies. US, 1916.
January 12th, 1916.
Mr. Bernard O'Connell,
La Crosse, Wis.
This is one of a chain
of letters started by
Mr. M. S. Benson, Bank of Montreal Montreal, for the
purpose of raising money to buy tobacco for the boys at
Will you please send
him 25c in silver, and
make five copies of this letter, sending them to your
It is necessary that
you write people that you
think will keep the chain going, for should one drop out,
the chain would soon be broken.
Should you receive two
letters of this chain,
please return the last one to the sender, asking him or her
to mail to some friend, as you have already "done your bit."
Yours very truly,
Typed letter on printed stationery
of E. E. Chard, 937 Marshall Ave. St. Paul, Minn. Envelope postmarked in
St. Paul on Jan. 12, 1916. Addressed to Mr. Bernard O'Connell, La Crosse,
Wisconsin. Keystrokes preserved above. Some respacing. Original digitization
absent or lost, hence no information on when I obtained this. Entered by
DWV on 11/30/2012.
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