Mr. Tyler to Mr. Olney.
Teheran, Persia, October 26, 1896. (Received Dec. 3.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose for your information copy of a letter I have received from Dr. Holmes, medical missionary in Hamadan, reporting the death of the Akhund Mullah Abdullah, who had in the past given the Government considerable trouble by his interference in executive affairs, and of the peaceful and orderly state of that town.
In view of the improved condition of the town, I felt I could give the Government credit for any action they may have taken to bring about that result, and as I had had occasion to complain of the faults of Mullah Abdullah, I thought I might now give expression to his virtues as mentioned by Dr. Holmes, so I addressed the letter to the Sadr Azem, of which the inclosed is a copy.
I have, etc.,
Vice-Consul-General in Charge.