Post Office Breaks Prayer Chain Letter

 
May 5, 1910, Chain Letter

May 5, 1910, Census

May 5, 1910: The post office halts an “endless prayer chain” letter started by “a religious crank,” The Times says. The postmaster says that the letter is illegal because it threatens  a “dire calamity” for whoever breaks the chain.

According to the nearly completed census, Los Angeles’ population is about 300,000.

May 5, 1910, Chain Letter

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1 Response to Post Office Breaks Prayer Chain Letter

  1. Eve says:

    Ha! My boss’s wife once sent me a chain letter that said, “send out 20 copies of this,” so I put 20 copies into one envelope and sent them all right back to her. It was delicious to hear the shriek from her office when she opened it up . . .

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