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234	.                   HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
We pray God to have your excellency ever in His safe and holy 
keeping.
Written at the Government house, at Honolulu, this eighteenth day 
of January, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-three.
SANFORD B. DOLE, 
President of the Executive and Advisory Councils of the
Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands. 
By the President: 
J. A. KING,
Minister of the Interior, 
P. C. JONES,
Minister of Finance, 
WILLIAM O. SMITH,
Attorney-General, 
Executive Council of the Provisional Government
of the Hawaiian Islands.
(Similar letters of credence were delivered by the other Commission-
ers, Messrs. W. C. Wilder, William E. Castle, C. L. Carter, and Joseph 
Marsden.)
No. 13.
Commissions of the Hawaiian special commissioners, exhibited to the Sec-
retary of State February 3, 1893.
Sanford B. Dole, president of the executive and advisory councils of 
the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands, to Hon. Lorrin 
A. Thurston, greeting:
Know ye, that we, the executive council of the Provisional Govern-
ment, reposing special trust and confidence in your wisdom, integrity, 
and fidelity, have constituted and appointed you, and do by these pres-
ents hereby constitute and appoint you a special commissioner to the 
President of the United States to negotiate with him, or another or 
others who may be appointed by him, certain matters detailed to you 
in your letter of instructions issued to you by said council, and to faith-
fully discharge and perform all the duties pertaining to said office 
under said instructions; and all persons are hereby commanded to re-
spect this, your authority.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and the seal of 
the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands, in Honolulu, 
this eighteenth  day of January,  one thousand  eight hundred and 
ninety-three. 
[SEAL.]	SANFORD B. DOLE,
President. 
By the President: 
J. A. KING,
Minister of the Interior, 
P. C. JONES,
Minister of Finance, 
WILLIAM O. SMITH,
Attorney-General, 
Executive Council of the Provisional
Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
(The text of the commissions of Messrs. Castle, Wilder, Carter, and 
Marsden read the same, mutatio nominis.)

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