1926?-XX-XX Correspondence w/ the Guardian
USBN #15, p1, Jan 1927
"Shoghi Effendi wishes me to inform the beloved friends that if, at any
time, any of the friends feels that it is necessary, in the interest of the Cause,
to correspond with him about any matter, he should do so without the slightest
hesitation, and his letters will be gladly and promptly considered."
The following commentary was attached to the above - - - -
A circular letter issued bv the Spiritual Assemblv of Haifa, through Badi Bushrui. secretary. contains the following reference to the subject of correspondence with Shogbi Effendi.
"The Cause is fast advancing, new centers are being established. introduction of more system and organization is indispensable, events of great consequence transpire, all calling for the concentrated attention of the beloved Guardian. Under such circumstances it is eyident that we should strain every nerve to lighten the burden of correspondence which is increasingly pouring in from different parts of the world. The idea seems, however, to be taking root with some of the friends that individual correspondence with Shoghi Effendi should be discontinued under all circumstances; which is quite a wrong interpretation of the case.”
This announcement was undoubtedly the result of the resolution passed by the last National Convention of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, which however did not express the delegates as desiring to advise individuals not to write the Guardian, but rather aimed to bring home to all American believers the thought that we should refrain from giving utterance to personal complains which ought to be removed through local or national consuItation.