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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

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890PERSIA. 
RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION MONOPOLY IN PERSIA HELD BY 
RUSSIA. 
Jb~. (Iriseom to Air. hag. 
No. 4.] LEGATION OF TilE UNITED STATES, 
1~/te~an, January 24, 1902. 
SIR: I have the honor to inform you that in view of the many inquiries received
at this legation in regard to the possibility of obtaining concessions for
the construction and operation of railroads in Persia, I have recently put
the question to the grand vizier and was informed by him that an agreement
exists between the Persian and Russian Governments whereby no railroads shall
be constructed in Persia excepting by Russians or the Russian Government
for a period of ten years from the accession of time present Shah. This agreement
has seven years still to run, wherefore it will be impossible for any of
our citizens to obtain a valid railroad concession until the termination
of this period. 
I have, etc., 
Li4oru C. (iulscoM. 
ACCIDENT TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. 
TILe S/wh of Persia to President Roosevelt. 
[Telegram.-.—-Translatioii.] 
PARIS, September 4, 1902. 
 I am infinitely sorry for the untoward mishap, and happy to hear that injury
is slight. Wish Your Excellency speedy recovery. 
MOUZAFFER ED-DINE. 
President Roosevelt to the Shah of Persia. 
[Telegram.] 
WHITE HOUSE, 
TJTashington, September 4, 1902. 
I thank Your Majesty for your solicitous message. 
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. 


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