Mr. McDonald to Mr. Gresham.
Teheran, Persia , January 22, 1894 . (Received March 5.)
Sir: I beg leave to transmit for your information copies of two letters I have quite recently received from the Rev. James W. Hawkes, an American missionary stationed at Hamadan, asking me to use my good offices with the Government here to procure from the Shah permission to rent premises and open a school for the benefit of the Jews and Christians in the town of Kermanshah, a city a little more than midway between here and Bagdad.
I also inclose a copy and translation of my letter to the prime minister on this subject, to which there has yet scarcely been time for a reply.
I have, etc.,