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New York Herald
26 November 1888

Jack the Ripper Again.
An Anonymous Letter from an Alleged Accomplice

London, Nov. 25, 1888.-A private person, living near Nottingham, has received a letter signed "Jack the Ripper's Pal," stating that both the writer of the letter and "Jack" committed the recent murders in the Whitechapel district. The writer says that "Jack" is a Bavarian, whom he first me[t] aboard a ship returning from America and who exercised mesmeric influence.