Luck chain letter.  "An Ancient Prayer"  "This was sent from Russia to be sent all over the world."  "This Red Cross Chain must not be broken."  US. 1917.
An Ancient Prayer
Oh Lord Jesus I implore thee to Bless all mankind and bring victory to the Allies.
This was sent from Russia to be sent all over the world.
Please copy and send it to nine people, one each day for nine days, and on the ninth day you will hear of some great Joy. It was said by Ancient people that all who sent it, would be free from Calamity, and all who passed it by would meet with some misfortune.
Please do not break this chain and do not forget the day when the nine days are over.
This starts the day you receive yours.
This Red Cross Chain must not be signed.

Published: The Wellington Daily News (Wellington, Kansas), May 30, 1917, p. 2.
"The old endless chain letter foolishness is at hand again. ... One of the letters received today was handed in to this office, and reads as follows:"  [text]
Entered by DWV, Sept. 22, 2014.


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