A large reception was held for the ‘Abdu’l-Bahá at Caxton Hall, at that time Town Hall for the City of Westminster, much in demand as a concert hall and venue for public meetings, especially those of the suffragettes.
In the afternoon a reception was held at Caxton Hall. There was a large gathering of people. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke on various subjects paying a great tribute to the Americans and emphasizing the love and unity which exists between the two countries. Then the chairman of the meeting made some appropriate remarks and refreshments were served. The Master walked back to his apartment. No sooner had he arrived than people began to come.
Extract from letters written by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab Star of the West Volume III no. 19
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'Abdu'l-Bahá had taken many opportunities to talk in glowing terms about his experiences in the United States and to praise the American people, and to a professor of Arabic He now said:
"The American people investigate everything. Their minds are open, their ears are listening. . . . They are a mighty nation, a noble people, They love the Reality. They are not limited. . . .They listen to every discussion with dignity, urbanity and politeness. If it is in accord with reason they will accept it, if they do not understand they ask questions."