This letter was sent to R. Yaakov Katz of Chicago, one of the initial supporters of Lubavitch activities in America.

8 Menachem Av, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

Just now, the kuntreis that I told you about was brought from the bindery.1 I am sending it to you via airmail. Perhaps you will receive it by Tishah BeAv.

This year, the observance of Tishah BeAv is postponed. May G‑d cause it to be nullified entirely, as related in the story at the end of the kuntreis.2 Thus from now on, there will just be gladness and happiness with the complete and Ultimate Redemption, led by Mashiach, speedily in our days; Amen.

With blessing,