File No. 891.51/37.

The Persian Chargé d’Affaires to the Secretary of State.

No. 21.]

Excellency: I have the honor to transmit to your excellency an exact copy of a cablegram which I have received from our minister of foreign affairs, for your kind consideration and attention.

Accept, etc.,

Mirza Ali Kuli Khan.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs to the Persian Minister at Washington.


Request immediately Secretary of State put you in communication with impartial American financial people and arrange preliminary employment for three years subject to ratification by Parliament of distinterested American experts as treasurer general to organize and conduct collection and disbursement revenues, assisted by one expert accountant and one inspector to superintend actual collection in provinces; secondly, one director to organize and conduct direct taxation assisted by one expert inspector similar to above. American minister informs us Secretary of State ready and willing. Avoid other methods of proceeding and irresponsible persons who may offer advice and services. Give exact copy to Secretary of State and do whatever he may suggest. Wire reports briefly. No. 9876.

Hussein Kuli.