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[Ministry of the Interior]
Governor General of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari
In the Name of God
Oh ye Government Leaders! What have you thought? The swords we adorned your loins with and pulpits we entrusted to you, are not for blood-shedding people or usurping the gains of the poor and miserable.
From the commands of Imam Ali to Malek-i-Ashtar
Distinguished Governorate of Boroujen
With respect, in response to your letter number ------with regard to a copy of the letter of ------- and others, I would like to inform you that the members mentioned belong to the perverse Baha’i sect. The issue was discussed by the members during the general assembly meeting of -------, and based on the majority vote, it was decided that the names of the aforementioned members be removed from the membership list and their capital investment be returned to them. The company eventually suggested to them that they recant their faith in front of the city’s Friday prayer imam, but they did not agree to recant their faith and receive their shares like other members. Therefore, the company had no other choice but to return their capital investment to them, through a bank cheque, and inform you of the outcome.
Chief Executive of Boroujen Textile Trade Cooperatives
Haj Akbar Panahi
Copies were forwarded to inform Mr. ----- and others /A:
Mr. Sadat Sharif
The Governor of Boroujen