Luck chain letter. "Luck by Mail" type. "Read Matthew 17:20." 8 names. US, 1954?

                                                   GOOD LUCK

The original copy of this letter came to you from the Netherlands.
Read Matthew 17:20 in your Bible -- the luck of it has been sent to
you.  It has been around the world four times by U. S. Officers.  The
one who breaks the chain will have bad luck.

Please copy this and see what happens to you four days after you get it.
Do not send money and do not keep this copy --- send it and four others
to those to whom you wish good luck.  It must leave your home 24 hours
after you receive it.

General Austen got $6600.00 only to lose it after breaking the chain.
You are to have good luck four days after getting this letter.  This is
no joke, and you will receive it by mail.  Insert your name at the
bottom of this list and remove the top name.

Amy Russell

Walt Hargadine

Ruth Duncan

Louise Ivan

Jimmy Day

Carolyn Welgos

Vernon H. Head

Joy F. Early

Carbon copy of typed original. No envelope, no date. Keystrokes preserved. Provided by Dennis Merchant, Caledonia, MI. Ebay lot 525978341. Close to le54-04. Matthew 17:19-20 reads:  "Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."  This is appropriate for a chain letter, thus "Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 1 to 20" of letter le1954-04 is likely a corruption of "Matthew 17:20" as above. Hence estimate of 1954 or earlier. Archived by D. VanArsdale.


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