To the beloved of the Lord and the handmaids of the Merciful in Chicago, Ill., U. S. A.
Care of the members of the Spiritual Assembly.
Beloved brethren and sisters in the Cause of God:
May I assure you in this short message of mine of my sincere admiration for and firm attachment to those old and tried believers who have been engaged ever since the earliest days of the Cause in that land in the noble pursuit of spreading far and wide the Universal Teachings of Baha’u’llah. Your city so far-famed for its intimate association with the history of the rise of the Mashreq’UI-Azkar will, I trust, witness in the not distant future while this majestic Structure is being raised a swift regeneration in the spiritual lives of its inhabitants, that it may become truly the throbbing centre of Bahai activities throughout the land.
We all look forward with eager hearts to the time when this noble Edifice, with all its various accessories completed, will become the focal centre of spiritual, humanitarian and intellectual achievements to which the friends of that city, the pioneers of such a glorious work, will have a distinct share to contribute. May my prayers together with yours hasten the advent of such a crowning period in the history of the Cause in that land!
Your brother and co-worker,
December 29th, 1922.
1922-12-29 to Chicago Baha’is, found in Star of the West Volume 13 #12, p330