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HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.	                      221
No. 6.
[Telegram.)
Mr. Foster to Mr. Stevens.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, January 28, 1893.
Your dispatch, telegraphed from San Francisco, announcing revolu- 
tion and establishment of a Provisional Government was received to- 
day. Your course in recognizing an unopposed de facto government 
appears to have been discreet and in accordance with the facts. The 
rule of this Government has uniformly been to recognize and enter into 
relation with any actual government in full possession of effective power 
with the assent of the people. You will continue to recognize the new 
Government under such conditions. It is trusted that the change, be- 
sides conducing to the tranquillity and welfare of the Hawaiian Is- 
lands, will tend to draw closer the intimate ties of amity and common 
interests which so conspicuously and necessarily link them to the 
United States. You will keep in constant communication with the 
commander of the United States naval force at Honolulu, with a view 
to acting if need be for the protection of the interests and property of 
American citizens and aiding in the preservation of good order under 
the changed condition reported.
JOHN W. FOSTER.
No. 7. 
Mr. Tracy to Mr. Foster.
NAVY DEPARTMENT,
Washington, January 28, 1893.    (Received January 28.) 
SIR : I have the honor to inclose for your information a copy of a 
dispatch received this date from Capt. G. O. Wiltse, commanding officer 
U. S. S. Boston. 
I have, etc.,
B. F. TRACY, 
Secretary of the Navy.
[Inclosure.] 
Capt. Wiltse to Mr. Tracy.
HONOLULU, January 18, 1893. (Via San Francisco, January 28.) 
The cabinet was voted out on January 12; another was appointed on January 14, 
on which date the Queen prorogued the legislature and attempted to proclaim new 
constitution. At 2 p. m. on January 16 the citizens met and organized a committee 
of safety. At 4:30 p. m. landed force in accordance with the request of the United 
States minister plenipotentiary.
Tuesday (17th) afternoon the Provisional Government was established; the Queen 
dethroned. The revolution was accomplished without loss of life. Everything is 
quiet. Commission appointed so as to negotiate terms of annexation to the United 
States Government.
WlLTSE.

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