Babi/Baha'i history

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Babi/Baha'i history - THE WAT THEY r» THING. i» PERWA— The Attempt to...
THE WAT THEY r» THING. i» PERWA— The Attempt to Anattinaie the Shjh.— The Erteroom post bos brought letters to the Oth ult. from that eity. and to the 28th of August from Tabreci, Persia. On the 15th of August an attempt to assassinate the Shah of Persia had taken place at Tehran. The Shah accompanied accompanied by his Prime Minister, *nd by a numerous numerous suite, had quitted that day Kasri Millak, on a hunting excursion, and bad reached the ahirt of a wood Maveranda, when aix ill-dressed ill-dressed Persians, with petitions, approached the Shah, who at one drew in the reigns ofhis horse, and took tbe papers held out to him. It is usual usual in Persia an similar excursions for the nove- reign to proceed alone, and keep his ministers and attendants at a distance cf several hundred yards, and when he stops they do likewise.— The petitioners were of the sect of Babi, and, after delivering their papers, two seised the bridle of the horse,and the other four surrounded surrounded the Shah, and loudly, and with menacing gesture, demanded redress for tbe insult done to their religion, by having put their chief to death. The Shah courageously ordered them off, but before bis suite came np, two of the fanatic fanatic ruffians -draw (hair pistols and fired at bim, two balls of which took effect; the first wounded him in the mouth, and the second slightly grazed his thigh. Immediately after this attempt they took to their heels, hotly pursued pursued by the attendants. Three contrived to escape escape in tbe wood, one was cut down by the Mul- teiim er Rikiab, and the other two were seised and conveyed to Tehran, for the purpose of obtaining obtaining a clue to the conspiracy. Tbe Shah's wounds were so slight that the next day he proceeded proceeded in grand pomp to the mosque, in order to ofler his thanksgiving for bis miraonlon* escape. escape. On his return to the palace, the ministers ministers and the Russian and English ambassadors, and the Charge d'Affiire* of tbe Porte, in full costume, congratulated him. Public rejoicings also took place, and the city of Tehran was illuminated illuminated at night. On the 16th of August, intelligence bad been received of the seiinre of the three, assassins who had effected their escape escape and concealed themselves in the woods — They were discovered in a well, and were drawn out and cut to pieces, according to the orders given hy the Prime Minister,

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 03 Nov 1852, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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