The Secretary of State to the Minister in Persia (Philip)
Sir: There is enclosed herewith for your information a copy of the remarks made on December 7, 1926 by Mirza Davoud Khan Meftah, the appointed Minister of Persia, upon the presentation of his letters of credence to the President. A copy of the President’s reply is likewise transmitted.
You will note that the President in his reply to Mr. Meftah made particular reference to the services being rendered Persia by the American Financial Mission and expressed the hope that with the continued support of the Shah and of the Persian Government, Dr. Millspaugh and his assistants would be able to render even greater services in the future.
In case the substance of the President’s remarks regarding Dr. Millspaugh and his assistants is not generally known in government and court circles at Teheran you may care to make informal reference thereto in the course of your conversations with competent Persian officials should an appropriate opportunity offer itself.
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