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232	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
OFFICE OF THE PERUVIAN CONSULATE,
Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your valued com-
munication of the 17th instant, inclosing a copy of the proclamation then issued, 
wherein it is set forth that the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and a Pro-
visional Government established.
You request me to recognize said Government, on the behalf of the Government of 
Peru, as the existing de facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands, and to afford it 
the moral support of my Government.
I have the honor to state in reply that I take pleasure in complying with your re-
quest, and I hereby recognize the said Government as the de facto Government of the 
Hawaiian Islands in so far as my authority in the premises will permit. 
I have the honor to remain, gentlemen, your most obedient servant,
BRUCE CARTWRIGHT,
Consul for Peru.
Hons. SANFORD B. DOLE, J. A. KING, P. C. JONES, and WILLIAM O. SMITH, 
Members of the Executive Council of the Provisional Government
of the Hawaiian Islands,
CHINESE COMMERCIAL AGENCY,
Honolulu, January 19, 1893.
GENTLEMEN: We have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your circular let-
ter of the 17th instant, covering a copy of the proclamation issued yesterday whereby 
you inform us that the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and a Provisional 
Government established, the latter being now in possession of the Government de-
partmental buildings, the archives, and the treasury, and whereby you request us 
to recognize the said Provisional Government on behalf of the Government of the 
Empire of China as the existing de facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands, and 
to afford to it the moral support of our Government.
In answer we have the honor to say that we comply with your request and recog-
nize the said Provisional Government as the de facto Government of the Hawaiian Is-
lands so far as our authority as commercial agents of China may allow us to act 
for and on behalf of His Imperial Majesty's Government in this matter. 
We have the honor to be, gentlemen, your most obedient servants,
GOO KIM, 
Chinese Commercial Agent.
WONG KWAI, 
Assistant Chinese Commercial Agent.
Hons. SANFORD B. DOLE, J. A. KING, P. C. JONES, and WILLIAM O. SMITH, 
Executive Council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
[Inclosure E.] 
[Credential letters of the Hawaiian Commissioners.    Printed post as paper No. 12.]
[Inclosure F.] 
[Commissions of the Hawaiian commissioners.   Printed post as paper No. 13.]
[Inclosure G.]
PROTEST  OF  QUEEN LILIUOKALANI.
I, Liliuokalani, by the grace of God and under the constitution of the Ha-
waiian Kingdom, Queen, do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done 
against myself and the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom by cer-
tain persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this 
Kingdom.

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