Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay.
July 8, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to hand you herewith copy of an identical note addressed to the Persian Government by the British minister to Persia and by myself as minister of the United States.
I am pleased to be able to add that the note, however unusual in its tone, has had for its effect the capture and incarceration of Seyid Ghaffar, who has murdered a British subject and an American citizen, both within the past six months, and whose claim of lineal descent from Mahomet made his arrest difficult and peculiarly embarrassing to the Persian Government.
I am, etc.,
American Minister to Persia.