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(1928)

Hejaz and Nejd,   pp. 62-68 PDF (2.3 MB)


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                    HEJAZ AND NEJD
OPPOSITION OF THE AUTHORITIES OF HEJAZ AND NEJD TO THE
               ENTRY OF AMERICAN MISSIONARIES
890f.1163 Christian and Missionary Alliance/l
     The Charge' in Egypt (Winship) to the Secretary of State
No. 153                              CAIRO, January 5,1928.
                                         [Received February 3.]
  SnI: I have the honor to enclose herewith an original letter in Arabic,
with translation, addressed to this Legation by the Department for
Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Hedjaz and Nejd, calling
attention to the danger to travelers entering that country without
permits.
  This letter has been acknowledged, and I am also bringing the facts
contained therein to the attention of the Consular officers in Egypt,
Palestine, and Syria.
  I have [etc.]                                NORTH WINsHIP
                       [Enclosure-Translation 1]
The Director of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd
                to the American Minister in Egypt
No. Kh./24/1                                DECEMBER 18, 1927.
  ExcmuaTcY: In view of the fact that you are the nearest American
authority to the Hedjaz, I have the honor to submit the following
to Your Excellency:
  1. During the month of May, last, it came to the attention of
my Government that an American citizen by the name of Mr. G. W.
Bradin,la bearing American passport No. 162896, crossed the Hedjaz -
Najd frontiers, from the direction of Transjordan, in a motor-car
and proceeded to the interior of the Hedjaz and Najd whence he
arrived at Tima. His aim in this dangerous venture being the preach-
ing of the Bible and the call to Christianity among the tribes of the
Hedjaz and Najd. The Hedjaz local authorities arrested the person
in question and sent him back, under guard to Maan. The Govern-
ment of His Majesty, my King, then wrote to the British High Com-
missioner in Palestine and requested him to take the necessary steps
'Revised translation supplied by the Government of Saudi Arabia, February
22, 1942 (026 Foreign Relations/1598).
  ' Rev. George W. Breaden.
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