Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer type. Bishop Leonard.
"...receive luck in business and ..." US, 1907.
Oh, Lord Jesus Christ, we implore
thee, oh Eternal God, have mercy on mankind. Keep us from all sin and take
us through eternity. Amen.
Bishop Leonard requests this prayer recited and sent to nine persons.
The one who will not do this will have some misfortune: but he or she who
recites this prayer and sends it to nine persons beginning the day it is
received and sending one each day thereafter, will on or before the ninth
day receive luck in business and experience some great joy.
Published: The Elyria Reporter
(Elyria, Ohio), Jan. 19, 1907, p. 4. PRAYER APPEAL IS BOGUS, SAY OFFICERS.
Chain Game Started Which the Authorities Are Now Trying to Run Down.
"Postmasters of Ohio have reported to the federal authorities the fact that
'endless prayers' are again making their way through the mails. The appeal
is sent in the name of Bishop Leonard who claims that his signature has been
forged. The prayer which follow is a violation of the postal regulations
and the authorities claim that person receiving them should return the same
at once to the postmaster with any information they may have regarding the
sender." Entered by DWV, July 25, 2014.
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