Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay.
Teheran, July 29, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose for your information a copy and translation of a letter which I addressed to the minister for foreign affairs yesterday, the 28th instant, regarding the failure of the authorities in the province of Azerbaijan to arrest the accomplices of the murderer of Mr. Labaree. I use this more comprehensive term because Urumia is a subgovernment within this province, and its officers are at the disposal of the Crown Prince, whose jurisdiction extends over the whole, and who consequently is indirectly responsible [Page 671]for the obstruction, excuses, and delays which have so unjustifiably impeded the execution of justice in this case.
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I shall continue to press the matter for full satisfaction with all energy, perseverance, and urgency, but if other representations or demonstration are to be made, I shall await further instructions.
I have, etc.,