File No. 704.6291/10
The Minister in Persia ( Caldwell ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 27.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith translation of Persian Foreign Office note of yesterday, notifying me of the decision of the Persian Government and Shah to remain at Teheran for the present, instead of moving to Isfahan, as intended.1
To-day a representative of the Foreign Office called to express the Persian Government’s and His Majesty’s appreciation and thanks [Page 996] for this Legation agreeing to accept for safe-keeping the Foreign Office archives and the Shah’s valuable personal effects.
Herewith also copy of communications simultaneously received from the British and the Russian Ministers (see my cable November 241). These Ministers and their respective Governments have made the same objection to the Spanish Minister having charge of Austrian interests.
As previously reported the chancellor of the German Legation, with several German subjects, mostly women, occupy a garden and house adjoining our Legation and under our care.
I have [etc.]