Mr. Tyler to Mr. Gresham.
Teheran, Persia, August 29, 1894.
(Received October 3, 1894.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a letter, dated August 24, which I have just received from the Rev. James W. Hawkes, of Hamadan, conveying the gratifying intelligence that the Shah, in the exercise of his authority, had telegraphed to the governor insisting that he preserve order in the town and prevent any further molestation of the Jews and Christians, and that the missionaries be permitted to live in peace, that no occasion be given to the U. S. legation to make representations of this character.
It is a source of satisfaction to learn that the Shah took the matter into his own hands, and in his orders to the governor has given it to be understood that he looks with undisguised displeasure at the persecution of the Jews and Christians, whilst at the same time he conveys the sanction of his approval at the work of the missionaries.
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