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 on
both copies) and give them to two friends, at the same time
returning this paper 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 declining 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, and although 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. 12, 2013.
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