[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Date: Middle of Tir, 1326]

 

In the Name of God

 

We convey the following to Your Honour:  I hope that the variety of services rendered by His Honour Ashraf[1] will be successful, and, God willing, this ship that has fallen into various turbulent waters will arrive safely on the shore with your wisdom in action. (Amen).  We have received numerous letters from Shahzand in Arak that the [members of] the perverse Baha’i sect, with the help of some people connected to the government, are harassing the Muslims.  Subsequently, an adverse event is likely to happen, which could cause trouble for the government.  We request that it be stopped immediately, and the hand of betrayal be cut off.  Peace, mercy, and the blessings of God be upon you.

 

[Signature: Seyyed Sadroddin Sadri]

 

[Margin:] 15 Tir 1326 [7 July 1947], Mr. Sadroddin Sardi, your esteemed letter was received, and I was happy to hear the good news of your good health.  Regarding the topic you have written about, I have ordered that it be attended to and investigated.  These individuals will not be able to take the least action against the luminous religion of Islam and the Muslim people, and they will not be allowed to conduct any kind of activities.

 

Prime Minister

 

[1] [Ashraf means “The Most Noble”, it is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam; it was given to him by Iranian shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi].