Luck chain letter (postcard).  Blind13.  "Oh Lord, be merciful upon us and all nations."  "... you will receive $16."  US, 1940.
Oh Lord, be merciful upon us and all nations. This is the prayer of safety. This must go around the world. If you fail to send it a misfortune will enter your home. As soon as you get this card, copy and send it to 13 persons and on the 13th day great happiness will fall upon you and you will receive $16.
One woman made fun of this and her daughter went blind. Pay attention and the Lord will bless you. Please don't let this die in your home. Read the 18th Psalm.

Published: Kingsport Times, Oct. 10, 1940, p. 1 (Kingsport, Tennessee). "Postmaster Howard Long reported that numerous cards of a 'chain prayer' series  are being removed from the mail under provisions of the law. Penalties listed in Section 599 of the postal law are $5,000 fine, five years imprisonment, or both." Entered by DWV, Feb. 5, 2014.


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