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[Newspaper:] Vaghaye-e Ettefaghieh – in four pages

[Date:] 25 Shawwal 1268 [21 Mordad 1231] [12 August 1852]

[Issue No.:] 80

[Page:] 4


…On Sunday, 28 Shawwal, when His Majesty the King had set out from Niavaran Palace in the Government House of Shemiran in Tehran for a few days of a hunting retreat, six betraying hooligans approached him on the pretext of grievance and petition. They tried to use their qamas and pistols to hurt the king, but since it was God’s will to protect him, thank God none of the weapons were effective and they became subjects of their own ill-intentions. Three of them were captured; one received what he deserved by the royal escorts and the other two were captured, and three others who had gone into hiding in Niavaran’s water wells were found through the confession of those two and will receive their punishment owing to His Majesty’s boundless fortune. Given that this would have been a great misfortune for the people of Iran, [the king] ordered a public reception and gun salute for the following day. People celebrated the king’s health, and ministers of Russia and Britain each sent a congratulatory note to senior government officials and attended the ceremony to salute His Majesty the King.