[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

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

[Date:] 22 Dhu’l-Hajja 1268 [15 Mehr 1231] [7 October 1852]

[Issue No.:] 88

[Pages:] 1, 2 and 3

 

Fars

According to Shiraz newspaper, Fars province is in the greatest state of security, affordability and abundance of blessings, thanks to the grace of God and His Majesty the King’s consecrated existence. The residents of Fars all live in the state of utmost comfort and are grateful for a strong and outstanding government. Upon the receipt of the glad-tidings of the health and well-being of His Majesty the King and the capture of the members of the perverse Babi clan as instructed by the noble prince, Nosrat-ul Dowleh Firouz Mirza, the commander of Fars, it was ordered to illuminate the City of Shiraz for three days and three nights, for all the residents of Shiraz, high or low, renowned and eminent, big and small, and young and old, to give thanks and offer sacrifices [lamb], and engage in jubilation…