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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 95-96

Letter of 2 September 1934

2 September 1934
Dear Mrs. Slade,
The Guardian has received and read with much interest your letter of August 9th. It gives him pleasure to learn that the 96 agreement for the publication of Canon Townshend’s book has already been signed, and he is looking forward to see the book out of the press within the next few weeks. He hopes that your communications with the American N.S.A. for bringing out an American edition of this same book are proceeding satisfactorily, as he has every reason to believe that the friends in America will do their best to secure for that important publication the widest demand and publicity possible.
Shoghi Effendi would advise that you should also communicate with the N.S.A. of the Bahá’ís of Australia and New Zealand, and with other English speaking Assemblies, groups and individuals, informing them of this new publication, and asking for their assistance in creating for it as wide a demand as possible.
With his renewed greetings and best wishes to you and to all the friends in London,
Yours in His Service,
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-worker,
I have read your letter of May 22 and Aug. 9 with joy and thankfulness as both eloquently testify to your inflexible resolve to promote by every means in your power the best interests of our beloved Cause. I trust and pray that the effect of the publication of the “Promise” will be such as to gladden your heart and reinforce the constant efforts which you have so devotedly exerted in recent years for the propagation of the Faith. I will soon send the cheque for the books I have asked you to send me and which I will distribute as widely as I possibly can.
Your true and grateful brother,