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230	HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.
HONOLULU, January 18, 1893.
GENTLEMEN : I have the honor to own the receipt of your communication of yes-
terday's date, together with a copy of the proclamation issued yesterday, informing 
me that for reasons set forth the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and a pro-
visional government established, and requesting me to recognize the said Provisional 
Government, on behalf of the Spanish Government, as the existing de facto Govern-
ment of the Hawaiian Islands, and to afford to it the moral support of my Govern-
ment.
In response I have the honor to say that I comply with the above request and 
recognize the said Provisional Government as the de facto Government of the Ha-
waiian Islands within the scope of my authority.
I have the honor to he, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
H. RENJES, 
Vice-Consul for Spain. 
Hons. SANFORD B. DOLE, J. A. KING, P. C. JONES, and W. O. SMITH,
Executive Council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
KONGL. SWENSTA OCH WORSTA KONFULATET,
Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
GENTLEMEN : I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellencies' 
communication of January 17, informing mo that the Hawaiian monarchy has been 
abrogated and that a provisional government has been established in Hawaii for 
reasons set forth in a proclamation, of which you sent me a copy; also that such 
provisional government has been proclaimed, is now in possession of the Government 
departmental buildings, the archives, and the treasury, and is in control of the city. 
In reply to your request to recognize the Provisional Government and afford it the 
moral support of my Government, I beg to say that I do recognize it as the existing 
de facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands, and that I shall report to my Govern-
ment immediately.
Your excellencies' most obedient servant,
H. W. SCHMIDT,
Consul.
CONSULATE OF THE NETHERLANDS,
Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the communication of the 
executive council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands, announc-
ing the abrogation of the Hawaiian monarchy; of your possession of the Govern-
ment departmental buildings, the archives, and the treasury, as well as being in 
control of the city.
Added to the above is your request for the official recognition of the existing de 
facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands on behalf of the Kingdom of the Nether-
lauds, which I have the honor to represent, and to give you the moral support of 
my Government.
In reply I take pleasure in assuring the gentlemen of the executive council that 
I cordially extend to them full assent to their claim for recognition, and of my 
intention to add such moral support as may come within the scope of my consular 
authority.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, your very obedient servant,
JOHN H. PATY, 
Consul for The Netherlands. 
Messrs. S. B. DOLE, J. A. KING, P. C. JONES, and W. O. SMITH,
Executive Council, Hawaiian Provisional Government, etc.
ROYAL DANISH CONSULATE,
Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
SIRS: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of yes-
terday's date, inclosing a copy of proclamation issued last evening, informing me 
that for reasons set forth in said proclamation the Hawaiian monarchy has been ab-
rogated and a provisional government established, which is now in possession of the 
Government departmental buildings, the archives, and the treasury, and request-

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