Dear Friends of New York Yearly Meeting,
send you warm greetings with our member Elizabeth Gray Vining.
spent many years in Japan, and has recently written a biography of
Rufus Jones. We find the combination of her
global perspective on life and her in-depth knowledge of
Quakerism a wonderful asset to our Meeting. We are confident
you will enjoy her presence at the annual session of your
look forward to hearing from her about how the Spirit is moving among
Friends in New York.
Clerk, Big Sur Monthly Meeting
is a fictional letter signed by the Clerk of the Meeting (someone else
may have actually drafted the letter). It was
written at the request of Elizabeth Gray Vining, who knew that
it was common practice to bring a letter of introduction when
traveling among Friends. Although it would be a courtesy for the
Clerk to inform Business Meeting that the letter was written, the
Meeting is not asked to approve this letter. If Elizabeth had been
traveling under a particular concern, the Meeting might consider
approving a travel minute <see
sample; Appendix 5d>.