353q116/13: Telegram

The Vice Consul at Lourenço Marques, Mozambique ( Stanton ), to the Secretary of State

Referring to Department’s telegram of January 14, 2 p.m. Governor General of Mozambique informed me concessions regarding new mission laws will be made as follows:

1.
Building program time limit extended as necessary.
2.
Native evangelists now in service unable to comply educational qualifications will be retained.
3.
Native languages may be employed for religious service and books. No concession regarding education in native language.

British Consul General, Lourenço Marques has received telegraph instructions from London that the Portuguese Government has suspended above-referred-to laws and instructed Governor General to adjust dispute with the Consuls and the missionaries.

Stanton