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Her Eternal Crown: Queen Marie of Romania and the Baha’i Faith, Della L Marcus, pp86-7

It gives me the greatest pleasure to enclose herewith a most precious relic, presented to you, in recognition of your unrivalled services to the Bahà’i Faith, by the Bahà’is of Khurásán, one of the most important eastern provinces of Persia. On this illuminated sheet is inscribed a prayer of Bahá’u’lláh revealed to one of the handmaids of God. It is adorned and blessed in the centre by a ring of Bahâ’u’llâh’s own sacred hair. This has been forwarded to me through the Spiritual Assembly of Mashhad, the chief town of the province. Will you kindly send me the receipt that I may forward it to the Mashhad Assembly . . .

You see, dearest Martha, what you have achieved, what you have deserved, and what a turmoil of enthusiasm your self- sacrificing devotion has caused in the hearts of the faithful in Bahà’u’llàh’s native land! You are the truest and best example to every labourer in the Divine Vineyard.

1927-02-04 to Martha Root re gift fm Khurasan

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