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When previously handwritten notes of thanks were suddenly cheapened, in an effort to free up one’s time and ease social obligations.
The cards styled “thank” cards, are neatly printed with blanks to be written in ink: “Mrs. ______________ returns thanks for kind inquiries.” Etiquette permits them to be sent by mail. — Sacramento Daily Union, 1882
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