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Imperial Highness the utmost happiness, together with all those enjoyments of life which are merited by the most honoured and the most worthy of men.
This document, signed by Baron Henry de Worms, M.P., President, and Sir Albert Bassoon, Vice-President of the Anglo-Jewish Association, and by Mr. Joseph Sebag, Vice-President of the Board of Deputies, was accompanied by a Persian translation.
For the last eight years, the Anglo-Jewish Association had strenuously endeavoured to obtain redress for many grievances of which the Jews in Persia had to complain. In consequence of the annoyances to which the Jews in Ispahan had been subjected for a considerable time through the misconduct of a Jewish convert to Islam (and which were noticed in the Report of last year), a memorial was presented to Iler Majesty's Government, in wliich the Council, jointly with the Board of Deputies, requested that the good offices of the British Minister at the Court ot the Shah should be employed for the purpose of improving the condition of the Persian Jews. This interposition has been productive of excellent results, appears in several letters received from Her
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Majesty's Government, and especially in the following communication:—
Foreign Office,
18th Jan., 1882.
Gentlemen,
I am directed by Earl Granville, with reference to a letter from this office of the 19th August last relative to the position of the Jews in Persia, to inclose copy of a despatch, which has lately been received from Her Majesty's Minister at
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