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The Chargé in Persia (Engert) to the Secretary of State

71. Persian Medjlis this afternoon passed unanimously bill granting Standard Oil Company 50-years’ concession for petroleum exploitation in the five provinces of north Persia. Persian Government to receive minimum of 10 percent on gross earnings. Other details of the concession to be submitted to the parliament later.

May I again urge that the company send immediately one of its best men to represent it locally as the Legation has already gone as far as it properly can in pushing this matter through.