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226	                HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.
sentatives of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia, Spain, Norway 
and Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Mexico, Chile, Peru, 
arid China; and on the following day, to wit, the 19th of said January, 
recognition of such Provisional Government was extended by the repre-
sentatives of France and Portugal. Copies of the acknowledgments 
of the said representatives of foreign Governments, with the exception 
of those of the representatives of Portugal and France, which were 
received too late to obtain copies thereof, are inclosed herewith, marked 
Inclosure D.
In further pursuance of such instructions we hereby request that 
the acknowledgment and recognition of the Provisional Government of 
the Hawaiian Islands by the representative of the United States of 
America at Hawaii may be confirmed by the Government of the 
United States of America.
And also in further pursuance of such instructions we herewith 
present a communication from the said executive, council of the Pro-
visional Government of the Hawaiian Islands to Benjamin Harrison, 
President of the United States of America, informing him of the 
appointment of the above-named L. A. Thurston, W. C. Wilder, W. 
K. Castle, J. Marsden, and C. L. Carter as special commissioners with 
full power and authority to negotiate and agree upon the terms of a 
union of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands and the 
Government of the United States of America, the original of which is 
inclosed herewith and marked Inclosure E.
The commissions of the said above-named gentlemen, as such special 
commissioners for the purpose aforesaid, are also inclosed herewith for 
inspection, and marked Inclosure F.
In further pursuance of such instructions, we also hereby request that 
a treaty may be concluded between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian 
Islands, by the terms of which full and complete political union may 
be secured between the United States of America and the Hawaiian 
Islands, and for that purpose we hereby request that negotiations may 
be opened between the representatives of the Government of the United 
States of America and the said special commissioners on behalf of the 
Provisional Government.
In further pursuance of such instructions, we also herewith submit a 
copy of a protest made by her ex-majesty Queen Liliuokalani against 
the action of the said Provisional Government, which is marked Inclo-
sure G.
We have the honor, etc.,
L. A. THURSTON, 
W. C. WILDER, 
WM. R. CASTLE, 
J. MARSDEN, 
CHARLES L. CARTER, 
Special Commissioners of the Provisional Government
of the Hawaiian Islands,
[Inclosure A.] 
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY.
To the citizens of Honolulu:
On the morning of last Saturday, the 14th instant, the city was startled by the in-
formation that Her Majesty, Queen Liliuokalani, had announced her intention to ar-

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