Here is the body of the letter of resignation that Dr. Douglas, now Bishop Douglas, sent to the Secretary of General Convention. I send it with Bishop Douglas' permission.
I regret that in my first posting on the matters raised about resignations, corrected in a second version, his resignation from Executive Council was conflated /confused with his resignation from his clerical seat from The Episcopal Church to the ACC. I corrected this (although it was later pointed out with two instances of tense correction not made) and posted a revised version. His resignation from the clerical seat on ACC remains a matter for the future.
"20 February, 2010
Dear Secretary Straub:
I am writing to formally resign my position as a presbyter elected by the 2006 General Convention to serve on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. This resignation is to take effect during the meeting of the Executive Council in Omaha, Nebraska, February 18-22, 2010.
The reason for my resignation is my “translation” to a new order as a result of being elected to the episcopate in the Diocese of Connecticut. I thus can no longer serve as a presbyter elected by the General Convention to the Executive Council.
It has been a joy and honor to serve on the Executive Council for the last four years. While I am excited about the new ministry in Connecticut, I will miss the work of the Executive Council. The friends and colleagues I have made on Council, as we have worked together to serve and extend God’s mission, has been a gift that I will always cherish.
Please extend my appreciation to the Presiding Officers, the members of Executive Council and the hard-working staff of the General Convention Office for their friendship, collegiality, and support through the years. I will miss you.
The Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Ph.D.