348a.116 M 82/22
The Secretary of State to Senator Reed Smoot
My Dear Senator Smoot: I wish to refer to my letter of August 10, 1922,43 relating to the refusal of the South African railway authorities to allow reduced rates to elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I have now received a despatch from the American Consulate General at Cape Town43 stating that as a result of the Consulate General’s representations the South African Railway Administration has now recognized the elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as entitled to the usual travel concessions granted to Ministers of the Gospel and Missionaries under the new regulations which were effective January 1, 1923.
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