Luck chain letter (post card). Ancient Prayer derived. "Copy
it 11 times ..." "Don't let this letter die in your home." US,
Oh, Lord, be merciful on us. Grace
be unto all nations.
This prayer was sent to be passed all over the world. When you fail to send
it a real misfortune will be in your home. Copy it 11 times and send it to
others and on the 11th day happiness will be in your home. Don't let this
letter die in your home.
Published: The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Maryland),
Jan. 28, 1938, p. 1. CHAIN LETTER THREATENING. Police Learn Nuisance Has
Started Here Again; Appeal Made. "The chain letter nuisance, with somewhat
of a threatening aspect, cropped out here again today, police reported on
being asked by a recipient to take steps to prevent its spread. Mrs.
Ruth Long, 431 West Church street, reported to Detective William H. Peters
this morning that she received a postcard yesterday threatening "real misfortune"
in her home unless she made eleven copies of the message and sent them to
eleven persons. Compliance with the demand would mean that great happiness
would result after eleven days. The message on the unsigned card is as follows:"
[text] "Detective Peters advised Mrs. Ruth to destroy the card. He also advised
the general public to put a stop to the nuisance at once by destroying any
cards received." Entered by DWV, Aug. 6, 2014.
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