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Letter of 13 April 1927
To the Montreal Spiritual Assembly
Dear Spiritual brothers and sisters:
Shoghi Effendi wishes me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated March 18, 1927. He hopes and prays that through your endeavours and the Master’s ever-showering blessings you will succeed to make of this first Convention held in Canada a true and brilliant success; that the result of the conferences will be to begin a new era in the spiritual life of that land, and hoist the flag of peace and brotherhood as never before.
The members of the Master’s family are all well and join in wishing you the greatest success. Their only hope rests in seeing the friends set aside their petty differences and in one accord and with a firm determination carry the burdens bequeathed to them by their dear Master.
Yours in His Service,
[From the Guardian:]
My dear and valued co-workers:
I fear this letter will reach you after the closing of the Convention,
but I hope it will serve to assure you of the necessity
of adopting for future Conventions the essential method of a
full, frank and unhampered consultation between the National
Assembly and the assembled delegates. It is the vital duty of the
delegates to unburden their hearts, state their grievances, disclose
their views, and explain their motives. It is the duty of
the National Assembly to give earnest, prompt and prayerful
consideration to the views of the delegates, weigh carefully
their arguments and ponder their considered judgements, before
they resort to voting and undertake to arrive at a decision
Wishing you the fullest success,