By the Grace of G‑d
21st of Adar I, 5722
Brooklyn, New York
[February 25, 1962]

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letters of the 15th and 16th of February. I was, of course, disappointed to note the mood in which your letters were written, which is not at all consonant with the spirit of Adar.

As for the business difficulties about which you write, similar situations probably happened before and you overcame them, and to be discouraged by such conditions is not only of no help whatever but, the contrary. And unshaken faith in G‑d, speeds up His blessings, and in a growing measure.

I do not quite follow your reference to the suggestion by the bank manager to reduce your overdraft by £5000, and then etc. However, if you think that this amount would be helpful to you, I would try to arrange a short-term loan (for a few months) to you in the above amount, of course – dollar bound. Please let me know if you want it and in what installments you would find it convenient to repay it.

Inasmuch as this letter is intended as a demand and hope that you would improve your mood and strengthen your faith, I'm sending this letter by special delivery, so that the demand take effect with all speed.

Hoping to hear good news from you,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson