23rd April, 1938.
Dr. Janet Vaughan,
33, Gordon Square,
Dear Dr. Janet Vaughan,
The Easter holidays prevented me from receiving your letter, which you wrote to me tendering your resignation from the Spanish Medical Aid Committee.
I am indeed very sorry that you of all persons should feel that it is necessary for you to give up your membership. You are one of the persons that I can confidently consult in difficult matters arising in the Committee's work, and I shall deeply regret on personal grounds your departure from the Committee. Had you stated any other reason except health, I would have asked you strongly to reconsider your resignation, but I know the many calls upon you, and if really you feel that your health is at stake and that the advice given to you is sound, then I must reluctantly stand by, accept your resignation, and hope that your health may be fully restored.
I have not mentioned your resignation yet to anyone, but I shall do so at the meeting of the Committee next week. Meantime I can only assure you of my deep personal sympathy with you in your temporary loss of health, and express in advance the hope of the Committee that you will be fully restored in a short time.
Spanish Medical Aid Committee.