USBN #208 June 1948 p7
" ... it is establishing a dangerous precedent to allow Assemblies to put a time limit on non-attendance of their members at meetings of the S. A., beyond which that person is automatically dropped from the Assembly and a vacancy declared . . . There should be no time limit fixed by Assemblies beyond which a person is dropped . Every case of prolonged absence from the sessions of the Assembly should be considered separately by that Assembly, and if the person is seen to not want to attend meetings, or to be held away from them indefinitely because of illness or travel, then a vacancy could legitimately be declared and a new member be elected ."
a recent letter written by the Guardian through his secretary to an American Baha'i