Money chain letter. Send-a-dime. "Please hand . . ."  Plus personal note.  The "Bergrud hoard." North Dakota, 1935.

                       Prosperity Club.

                     In God We Trust

Dorothy Nyborny - R # 1 Nora Springs, Iowa.
Lydia Yeo - Cathay, No. Dak.
Mrs. Hazel Getty - 808 Burke Ave. Harvey, No. Dak.
Mrs Mabel Nelson - 804 Burke Ave. Harvey, No. Dak.
Mrs. Inga Nelson - Route 1 Box 20 Fessenden, No. Dak.
Mabel Skaar - Fessenden, No. Dak.

     This chain was started in the hope of bringing prosperity to you, within three days. Make five copies of this letter, leaving off the top name and address and adding your name and address at the bottom and mail to five of your friends to whom you wish prosperity to come.

In omitting the top name, send that person (10¢) wrapped in paper, as a charity donation, and in turn, as your name leaves the top of the list, you will receive 15,625 letters with donations amounting to $1562.50.

   Now is this worth a dime to you?
Have the faith your friend has and this chain will not be broken. Read carefully and take a chance. I did.

   Please hand this to another friend if you do not wish to continue this chain.


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Try this Alma, everyone around here is all excited over these chain letters.
Whatever you do don't drop this chain.

Hand written in blue ink on 8.5 by 11 inch paper. In envelope postmarked May 10, 1935 in Harvey N. Dak. Addressed to Miss Elma Bergerud (sic), Heimdal, No. Dak. No return address. Paragraphs preserved.  Supplied by Russ Hornabcher to Dan VanArsdale. Note text on back of letter. 

This is one of eight chain letters sent in 1935 to Miss Elma Bergrud, Heimdal, North Dakota. Six were Send-a-dime money chain letters and two were quilt patch exchange chain letters. This "Bergrud hoard" was supplied to D. VanArsdale by Russ Hornbacher, Fessenden, North Dakota.  These letters are designated by "br" immediately after the date in the archive file name.


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