26 November 1888
An Anonymous Letter from an Alleged Accomplice
[BY CABLE TO THE HERALD.]
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.