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HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.	431
rifles and ammunition, and the reported intention of the Provisional 
Government to issue a proclamation establishing a republic, the con- 
stitution for which, it is said, has been already prepared by Mr. Hatch, 
a member of the present cabinet.
The city is full of rumors, and the excitement is increasing every 
hour. I shall, therefore, avail myself of the earliest opportunity, after 
my credentials are approved, to carry out the instructions of the De- 
partment. The next steamer leaving here after tomorrow will be the 
Australia, which, sails on Saturday, the 11th of November, by which 
time I hope to be able to give you reliable information as to the present 
attitude of all parties.
Mr. Mills has given me active and valuable assistance.
I have thus far had no communication with either of the opposing 
parties, except as herein stated.
With sentiments of high regard, I am, etc.,
ALBERT S. WILLIS.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 1.] 
Mr. Willis to Mr. Dole.
LEGATION  OF  THE  UNITED  STATICS, 
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, November 6, 1893.
SIR: I have the honor to inform you of my arrival in this city, bearing sealed let- 
ters, open official copies whereof are herewith transmitted, addressed by the Presi- 
dent of the United States of America to the President of the Provisional Government 
of the Hawaiian Islands, recalling Mr. James H. Blount, who has for sometime past 
resided near your Government in the character of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister 
Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, and accrediting the undersigned 
as his successor. By reason of his having resigned the office while in the United 
States, Mr. Blount is unable to present in person his letter of recall.
In pursuance of my instructions, I respectfully request you to designate a con- 
venient time and place at which I may have the honor of presenting in person each 
original letters of recall and of credence.
With assurances of the most distinguished consideration, I am, etc.,
ALBERT S. WILLIS.
[Inclosure 2 in No. 1.] 
Mr. Dole to Mr. Willis.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, November 6, 1893.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency's communi- 
cation of this days's date informing me of your arrival in this city and that you are 
the bearer of sealed letters from the President of the United States of America to 
the President of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands, recalling 
Mr. James H. Blount, sometime United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister 
Plenipotentiary at this Capital and accrediting you as his successor, which fact is 
duly authenticated by the inclosed copies of your excellency's letter of credence, and 
soliciting that a time and place be designated for the presentation of the original 
letters of recall and credence.
In reply I have the honor to state that it will give me pleasure to designate 11 
o'clock of the forenoon tomorrow the 7th instant, as the time for the presentation 
at the Executive building.
I beg your excellency to accept the assurance of the high consideration and 
esteem with which I have the honor to be, sir, etc.,
SANFORD B. DOLE, 
Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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