[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

2 Mordad 1316 [23 July 1937]

 

His Excellency, Mr. Jam, the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior

[This is to] respectfully inform you that, according to the reports received from Sangsar, the head of police of that [city] has imprisoned nine Baha’i shop owners because they closed their shops on 23 Tir [1316] [14 July 1937], which was their [Baha’i] Holy Day.

Considering the above report, please order that they be released and no one [be allowed to] continue harassing a community one of whose main religious principles is to the laws and orders of the government, and [which has] never committed any wrongdoings.  Counting on your order.

[Signed]

 

[Handwritten note at bottom of the page:] Please respond that official holidays are quite specific in the calendar. Please clarify which days they closed [their shops].

 

[Stamped for registering in the Prime Minister’s office]

Date: 4 Mordad 1316 [25 July 1937]

Reference: 6731