[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[8/9/1318 [30 November 1939]

 

The Respected Members of the Eminent Cabinet 

 

I, Nemat Naiemi, holding birth certificate number [redacted], resident of Miandoab, married Rokhsareh Dorougarian[1], birth certificate number [redacted], resident of Miandoab, according to the ordinances of the sacred Baha’i religion. To perform my legal responsibility of registering the deed [of marriage], I went to the local Marriage Registration Office. They refused to register it. Therefore, I contacted the respected Ministry of Justice and other relevant departments, but instead of [their] giving orders to the relevant office to register the deed, unfortunately, I was investigated by the public prosecutor of Maragheh, causing me headache and trouble. Should performing [one’s] legal responsibility lead to punishment of the innocent person?  In fact, according to my religion, when it comes to the affairs of the country, I am wholeheartedly obedient. However, when it comes to affairs of conscience, I follow my religious beliefs and I am excused from following other religions’ ceremonies. With utmost respect, I beg you to arrange for the troubles to be removed from this humble person.

 

Nemat Naiemi

 

 

[Stamp of receipt by the Office of the Prime Minister]

Number: 11955

Date: [illegible]

 

 

[1][The surname might be Doroudgarian]