Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer postcard. "...starting the day received".  US, 1911.

The Endless Chain.

   "Oh Lord Jesus, I implore
thee to bless all mankind,
and keep us from evil and
take us to be with thee
eternally - Amen."
    This Prayer was sent to
me and is being sent all
over the world. Copy it and
see what will happen. It
was said in Jesus' time
all who wrote this prayer
would be delivered from
calamity, and to those who
would not write it some
misfortune would happen.
Those who wrote it and
passed it on before nine
days, starting the day received,
and mailed to nine of their
friends, on the 9th day re-
ceived some reward. So do
not break this chain.

     Sign no name.

Government issue postal card mailed March 6, 1911 from Milwaukee, Wis. to Miss Minnie Gustafson, West Allis, Wisconsin. No return address. Graceful script writing fills back of card. Provided by Paul G. Ewart of Milwaukee to DWV. Lines preserved. Note "... and passed it on before nine days, starting the day received ..." is the traditional instruction; cf. le1908 uses "commencing". But  le1910 has the "starting" miscopy which replicated.


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