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LIST OF PAPERS - Correspondence.
1.	Mr. Gresham to Mr. Blount, March 11, 1893.
2.	Same to Mr. Stevens, March 11, 1893.
3.	Same to Mr. Severance, March 11, 1893.
4.	Mr. Blount to Mr. Gresham, No. 1, April 6, 1893.
5.	Same to same  No. 2, April 8, 1893.
6.	Same to same  No. 3, April 26, 1893.
7.	Same to same  No. 4, May 4, 1893.
8.	Same to same  No. 5, May 6, 1893.
9.	Same to same  No. 6, May 9, 1S93.
10.	Same to same  No. 7, May 24, 1893.
11.	Same to same   No. 8, June 1, 1893.
12.	Sane to same  No. 9, June 6, 1893.
13.	Same to same No. 10, June 17, 1893.
14.	Same to same  No. 11, June 28, 1893.
15.	Same to same  No. 12, July 7, 1893.
16.	Same to same  No. 13, July 17, 1893.
17.	Same to same,  July 17, 1893.
18.	Same to same,  No. 14. July 19, 1893.
19.	Same to same,  No. 15, July 26, 1893.
20.	Same to same, July 31, 1893.
PART  I. - CORRESPONDENCE. 
No.  1.
Mr. Gresham to Mr. Blount.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, March 11, 1893. 
Hon. JAMES H. BLOUNT, etc.:
SIR: The situation created in the Hawaiian Islands by the recent 
deposition of Queen Liliuokalani and the erection of a Provisional 
Government demands the fullest consideration of the President, and 
in order to obtain trustworthy information on this subject, as well as 
for the discharge of other duties herein specified, he has decided to 
dispatch you to the Hawaiian Islands as his special commissioner, in 
which capacity you will herewith receive a commission and also a letter, 
whereby the President accredits you to the president of the executive 
and advisory councils of the Hawaiian Islands.
The comprehensive, delicate, and confidential character of your mis- 
sion can now only be briefly outlined, the details of its execution being 
necessarily left, in great measure, to your good judgment and wise dis- 
cretion.
You will investigate and fully report to the President all the facts 
you can learn respecting the condition of affairs in the Hawaiian Islands, 
the causes of the revolution by which the Queen's Government was over- 
thrown, the sentiment of the people toward existing authority, and, in
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