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224	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.                                     '
The revolution has been accomplished without the loss of a single life, and to-
day, January 18, the Provisional Government has possession and control of the city, 
which is under martial law,
I am informed that commissioners will leave tomorrow for Washington fully 
accredited for purposes of negotiation to permit these islands to come under the 
control of the United States. 
Very respectfully,
G. G. WILTSE, 
Captain, U. S. Navy, Commanding U. S. S. Boston.
No. 11.
The Hawaiian special commissioners to Mr. Foster.
WASHINGTON, February 3, 1893.
SIR: We have the honor to hereby inform you that by order of his 
excellency Sanford B. Dole, president and minister of foreign affairs 
of the executive council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian 
Islands and of the executive council of such Government, Messrs. L. 
A. Thurston, W. C. Wilder, W. E. Castle, J. Marsden, and G. L. 
Carter have been constituted and appointed special commissioners 
to the President of the United States, with instructions to proceed 
forthwith to Washington and there to represent to the President and 
Government of the United States of America the facts leading up to 
and concerning the establishment of the Provisional Government of 
the Hawaiian Islands, and to request from such Government of the 
United States of America that the acknowledgment and recognition 
of such Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands heretofore 
given to such Provisional Government by his excellency John L. Ste-
vens, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United 
States of America at Hawaii, may be confirmed by the President and 
Government of the United States of America.
And also the said commissioners are instructed and fully authorized 
and empowered by the said Provisional Government to negotiate a treaty 
between the said Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands and 
the Government of the United States of America, by the terms of which 
full and complete political union may be secured between the United 
States of America and the Hawaiian Islands.
In accordance with such instructions we hereby present for your 
consideration a brief statement of the principal facts leading up to and 
concerning the establishment of the Provisional Government of the 
Hawaiian Islands, as follows:
On Saturday, the 14th of January, ultimo, Her Majesty Liliuokalani.. 
Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom, attempted with force to abrogate 
the existing constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom and promulgate a 
new constitution. Such attempt was resisted by her cabinet, whom 
she threatened with violence. She finally desisted from her attempt 
to immediately promulgate the proposed constitution, announcing in 
two public speeches, however, that she had not abandoned such pro-
ject, but would carry the same into effect "within a few days."
All of the military and police forces of the Kingdom being directly 
under the control of the personal adherents of the Queen, the cabinet 
appealed to citizens for protection and support against the proposed 
aggression. The citizens rallied in opposition to the project of the 
Queen, and at a public meeting appointed a committee of public safety,

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