Money chain letter. Send-a-dime (Prosperity Club membership). From the Bergrud hoard. US, 1935.

                            Prosperity Club.

We are sending you a membership to the prosperity club so be sure and send five letters, as this chain has never been broken.

                In God we Trust.
Mrs. D.O. Ostby Sheyenne N.D.
Miss Mary Borthwick Warwick N.D.
Miss Alice E. Kennedy, Sheyenne, N.D.
Miss Bertha A Jacobson Sheyenne N.D.
Miss Magnhild Larson, Sheyenne N.D.
Oscar Hasum, Madock N.D.

This chain was started in hope of bringing prosperity within 3 days. Make 5 copies of this letter leaving off the top name and adding your name at the bottom and mail to 5 of your friends to whom you wish prosperity to come in. Omitting the top name send that person 10 ct (wrapped in paper) as a charity donation.

In turn as your name leaves the top you will receive 15,625 letters with donations amounting to $1562.50.

Is this worth a dime of your money? Have the faith your friends have had and this chain will never be broken.

Hand written (blue ink) on 5 by 8 inch paper, three sheets numbered in upper left. In envelope postmarked in Bremen, N. DAK. on May 20, 1935. Addressed to Miss Alma Bergud, Heimdal, N. Dak. No return address. Reformatted here with some editing. Supplied by Russ Hornbacher, Fessenden, ND to VanArsdale.

This is one of eight chain letters sent to Miss Elma Burgrud in Heimdal, ND in 1935, the "Bergrud hoard."  These are designated by the letters "br" immediately after the date in the archive file name.


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