From the December 1950 magazine.

Your Third Legacy

(NOTE: This is a proposal to form "The General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous"--a small body of State and Provincial AA Delegates meeting yearly, who could assume direct responsibility for the guidance of the AA General Service Headquarters at New York City--not to be confused with the 1950 Cleveland International Conference.)

WE, who are the older members of AA, bequeath to you who are younger, these three legacies--the "12 Steps of Recovery," the "12 Traditions" and now the "General Services of Alcoholics Anonymous." Two of these legacies have long been in your keeping. By the 12 Steps we have recovered from alcoholism; by the 12 Traditions we are achieving a fine unity.

-- Dr. Bob and Bill W.

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