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a reform in the sense of the equality of all your subjects, not excepting the poor and wretched Israelites. Believe it this request is supported by public opinion in all civilized countries. Public opinion ■will judge Serviaby the amount of tolerance which it displays, by the sentiments of justice which it enunciates, and by the disposition which it shows either to conform to the requirements of the nineteenth century, or to place itself in opposition to them; and rest assured that its goodwill and sympathy will depend upon the result of this inquiry. On this point Europe is unanimous ■—Christian Europe, and not merely the citizens who profess the Jewish faith.
Sire, we shall hail with delight the day on which it is announced that the Government of your Highness has resolved to place the good Servian people on the high road of European reform by removing from their legislation all the enactments against the Jews passed in the year 1861.
We have the honour to remain,
Your Highness' most obedient servants,
LE CHEV. JOS. de WERTHEIMER, President.
Dk. IGNAZ KURANDA, Vice-President.
LUDWIG LADENBURG,
EDWARD WEINER DE WELTEN,
LE CHEV. DK. CHARLES be WEIL,
LEOPOLD POPPER BE PODRAGG,
J. HILDBURGHATJSSER,
DK. JEL LINES,
DR. M. GTJDEMANN,
Dk. LEOPOLD KOMPERT,
Dr. ALERED STERN,
SAM. GOTTLIEB,
E. BAUMGARTEN,
BERNH. SINGER.
III.—THE JEWS OF PERSIA.
The movement initiated by the Council last year in behalf of the Jews of Persia proved successful, and evoked a spirit of unanimity which in itself evidenced in no small degree the benefit of associations akin to our own. In every capital of Europe, through which the Shah passed, addresses were presented to him, all framed on the same model, and all praying him to
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