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Dear Brother Rutherford:
We received from the Canadian branch, Toronto, this afternoon, information leading to the disfellowshiping of Walter F. Salter by the Toronto company. At the regular weekly service meeting of the Winnipeg [Canada] company of Jehovah’s witnesses, held this date, the motion of disfellowshiping Walter F. Salter by the Toronto company was also concurred in by the company here. The following resolution was also moved, seconded, and passed unanimously:
(1) Seeing that the Lord’s people are being subjected to a barrage of literature calculated to undermine and overthrow the faith of some, the Winnipeg company of Jehovah’s witnesses hereby recommend to all of the Lord’s people, here and elsewhere, the following course as a means of protection and safety:
(2) Increased activity and interest in the Lord’s work, especially in the ‘strange work’ in the field sersme now beginning, as also the studies in The Watchtower and other publications of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.
(3) The destruction, without reading, of any such literature received through the mail or otherwise.
(4) The turning of a deaf ear to anyone among us manifesting a desire to debate or argue respecting this course of action.
We take this opportunity to tell you that we are unitedly behind you as the one Jehovah has raised up to carry forward the Kingdom witness, as directed by Christ Jesus, Jehovah’s mighty King and Vindicator.
We are in full harmony with the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society and the teachings which Jehovah is so bountifully providing us, through his visible channel, the columns of The Watchtower.
We assure you of our Christian love and our desire is that the Lord will continue to guide and direct you to the end that his purposes might be carried out.
The above motion was unanimously adopted at a regular meeting of the company.