This letter was addressed to Rabbi Shneur Zalman Duchman, one of the active members of the chassidic brotherhood.

B”H, 12 Cheshvan, 5709

Greetings and blessings,

My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita, gave me your letter asking that we send you our publications. Note that what we send to R. Mordechai Perlow HaKohen is explicitly being sent to him to share with people at large because we are not able to send [them] to each person individually.

Nevertheless, since your request came to us as an exception to the rule, we will also fulfill it as an exception to the rule, with the following provisos:

a) that you share the material sent in the package addressed to you with people at large;

b) since you signed your letter ...the grandson of R. Mordechai Yoel [Duchman] of Homil, would you please send memoirs of your recollections of your grandfather and his brothers. For it is the desire of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita, to collect information regarding the elder chassi­dim. Over time, this certainly will also benefit people at large.

With greetings to all the members of our brotherhood, and to R. Mordechai Perlow.

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

It appears to me that during the time of the imprisonment of my revered father-in-law,1 the Rebbe Shlita, you were one of those whom I entrusted with the hiding of his manuscripts. [Is this true]?