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Source: New Age Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “The Fake McKinley Letter Again”
Author(s): Bliss, Gerald D.
Date of publication: June 1911
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 6
Pagination: 629

Bliss, Gerald D. “The Fake McKinley Letter Again.” New Age Magazine June 1911 v14n6: p. 629.
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McKinley memorialization (frauds, hoaxes, etc.).
Named persons
Gerald D. Bliss; Edward M. L. Ehlers; William McKinley.
The magazine editor’s response to the letter (below) reads as follows: “The Craft have been warned again and again not to pay any attention to these chain letters” (p. 629).


The Fake McKinley Letter Again


Culebra, Canal Zone,     
April 20, 1911.

Editor The New Age:

     It has just been brought to my attention that the chain letter scheme regarding the erection of a monument to McKinley is being revived again, and is receiving a decided impetus from Isthmian Masons, who innocently comply with its terms and perpetuate the fraud. Although I have seen this matter exposed many times in the Masonic press, and I also have a letter from Grand Secretary Ehlers stamping it as fraudulent, I believe it would be well to again mention the matter in the columns of The New Age, which has, I believe, the largest circulation on the Isthmus of any Masonic publication, and I accordingly submit the foregoing for such action as you may wish to take.
     Courteously and fraternally yours,

Gerald D. Bliss, 32º,     
Olive Lodge 575, Sherman, N. Y.,
Buffalo, N. Y., Consistory.     



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