Charity chain letter. War thrift savings. Send 25¢
cent saving stamp & letter to five friends. US, 1918.
R.A. Martin, Sheriff
Ordinary chain letters are a great nuisance, and one
usually feels like throwing them
into the waste basket. In fact,
unless the object strongly appeals
to me, this has been my custom
heretofore, but I have come to feel that NO ANNOYANCE is too great
and NO SACRIFICE too much, when
it helps to win this war. There-
fore I am enclosing herewith a Government
Thrift Stamp card upon
which the first stamp I have attached.
You will please fill out
the card at your convenience.
Please BUY five Thrift Cards similar to this, place a stamp
on each card and mail the cards
with stamps attached to FIVE
YOUR FRIENDS, as I am doing. DO
NOT FAIL to send a list of names
of those to whom you send cards
to the War Savings Committee, 51
Chambers St., New York City.
Write a letter similar to this one to each of your friends
and impress upon them to vital importance
of NOT BREAKING the CHAIN.
If this chain is carried out in
its entirety, the results will be
very beneficial in raising funds
for our Government to WIN the War.
Yours very truly,
W. J. Driver
WJD:CS - DO NOT Break the
Transcribed from the
image of an Ebay auction lot (won by another bidder). Typed letter. Keystrokes
preserved. Possible truncation of names at the bottom. No envelope. Sic :
"upon them to vital importance..."
Final "Do not break the chain" hand printed. Ebay lot closed 5/23/2006.
Entered by DWV.
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