Mr. Tyler to Mr.
Legation of the United States,
Teheran, August 6,
1894. (Received September 6.)
Sir: In my No. 115 of July 25 I had the honor
to transmit a copy and translation of a letter which I had addressed to
the Mushir-ul-Mulk regarding the proposal of Mr. Hawkes, a missionary in
Hamadan, to open a school in Kermanshah for the instruction of Jewish
and Christian children in that city. I now beg to forward his
excellency’s reply, which, it will be observed, is still
Whether the troubles in Hamadan have had anything to do with this refusal
I do not know, but at any rate the Government seem to have made up their
minds on the subject, and I think that any further application would be
useless at the present.
I am, etc.,
Vice-Consul-General in charge.
[Inclosure in No.
to Mr. Tyler.
of Muharran, A. H. 1312. (July 26, 1894.)
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of
your esteemed favor of the 15th of Ramazan, A. H. 1312, in regard to
the proposal of Mr. Hawkes to open a school at Kermanshah for the
instruction of Jewish and Christian children, and have understood
its contents. I have reported the matter to the proper quarter, but
in view of the unfavorable surroundings in connection with this
proposal, and which have already been communicated to the legation,
and which, should a favorable opportunity present itself, I may
report in more detail to you personally, it seems that to open a
school of this kind in that city would unquestionably give rise to
troubles and disputes; and the Persian Government apologizes for not
being able to concede the permission to Mr. Hawkes to open a school
in that city.
I take, etc.,