Friday, April 2, 2010

April 3rd in Baha'i History

1867 - Petition to assist in getting Baha'u'llah released from prison presented to the United States.

In 1867 the considerable number of Bahá'ís remaining in Baghdad, four years after Bahá'u'lláh's exile to Constantinople [Istanbul] and hence to Adrianople [Edirne], petitioned the United States Congress for assistance for Bahá'u'lláh's release and for assistance for the Bahá'ís in general. The twenty-four line petition was signed with ringstone emblems by 53 Bahá'ís in Baghdad on March 16, 1867. It reached the United States Consul General's office in Beirut, Syria on April 3, 1867*.

(Misc Baha'i, Petition from Baghdad Baha'is to US)

1961 - Death of Hand of the Cause of God Corinne True


Thozamile Nomvete said...

Jack, was there any follow up to this petition?

Jack Bush said...

Here is the source for your reference.'i/Baha'i_Studies/Misc_Baha'i/Petition_from_Baghdad_Baha'is_to_US.aspx

Candace Jacallen said...

It appears the U.S. government did nothing about it.