[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, 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.
[Stamp of receipt by the Office of the Prime Minister]
[The surname might be Doroudgarian]