By the Grace of G‑d
12th of Adar, 5721
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[February 28, 1961]

Greeting and Blessing:

I duly received your letter of February 15th, as well as the invitation to the Purim Dinner & Social arranged by The Friends of the Lubavitcher Movement in Manchester. As time was short for replying by letter, I sent a cable to this Dinner, which I trust was duly received. A copy of this cable is enclosed herewith.

In connection with your recent birthday, I send you my prayerful wishes for a successful year in every respect. As my father-in-law of saintly memory mentioned on several occasions, the day of birth is an auspicious one, and may the good wishes which you received on this occasion be fulfilled and even more, since G‑d knows a great deal more than human beings what is good for a person.

Included in my prayerful wishes is also the wish that there be a considerable improvement in Parnosso and that you and your family enjoy same in good health and true happiness.

I am looking forward to a full report about the success of the affair.

Wishing you and yours, again, a happy and inspiring Purim,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson