16 October 1889
He Will Begin Business Again on the 18th of October
A London cable dispatch of Oct. 12 says: The secretary of the Whitechapel vigilance committee has received a letter signed Jack the Ripper, which reads as follows:
Whitechapel, Oct. 11, 1889
I write you these few lines to let you know, as you are the boss of the vigilance committee, that the last job was not me. You might have known it was not me, for I would not have made such a botch of it. Never mind, young man; you can keep your lamps open for the 18th of October. I am on the job again. There's no blood knocking around or I would let you see some. Never mind; look out, old man, you're a brave sort. You thought you had me once. Yours in haste,
Jack the Ripper.
The letter was at once placed in the hands of the police.