What is the origin of the term "Bed-Bug Letter"?

A traveler checked into an exclusive Swiss hotel. However, all night long, he could not sleep, because of being bitten by bedbugs.

When he arrived home, he wrote a letter to complain. Soon, a letter came back, which said:

“Dear Mr. Jones,

“We are in receipt of your letter which complains that you were bitten by bed bugs while a guest at our hotel.

“I must inform you that you are mistaken. There are no bedbugs in our hotel. It is completely impossible that you were bitten by a bed bug while a guest at our hotel.


“The Management”

Attached to this letter was a hand written note, which said:

“Send this fellow the bed bug letter.”

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