Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer. " ... make
a wish each day when writing to a friend ..." US. 1913.
Oh, Lord Jesus, I implore thee
to bless all mankind and keep us from evil by thy precious blood and take
us to dwell with thee in eternity.
This was sent me by a friend to copy and pass it on and see what will happen.
It is said that those who will not comply and write this will meet with some
great misfortune and those who write nine times, beginning with the day of
receiving this one sent to you, will meet with some great joy on the ninth
day. It is said in Jerusalem that those who will recite this prayer will
be delivered from all calamities. If complying don't break the chain, but
make a wish each day when writing to a friend and on the ninth day
you will receive your wish. Send anonymously.
Published: Fort Scott Daily
Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas), Feb. 10, 1913,
ANOTHER CHAIN LETTER.
One Has Been Started in this City and is going the Rounds - Came From Out
"The letter is as follows:" [text] ¶ "Congress recently
passed a law which makes the offense of starting a chain punishable by as
high as one year in jail. The prayers are usually started by some religious
fanatic and taken up by other people as a means to wreak revenge on friends."
Entered by DWV, Sept. 12, 2014. Slight editing of possible transcription
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