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                             620	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
for the formation of a treaty ad referendum for the annexation of the Hawaiian Kingdom to the United States of 
America, agreeable to the King's instructions to Mr. Wyllie of the 21st of February, 1854, approved by the 
Crown Prince, by the Kuhina Nui, by the King's chancellor and chief justice, and by all of His Majesty's 
ministers on the 22nd of March, 1854.
With a view to enable Mr. Gregg to proceed hi the preparation of the draft of such a treaty, so as that the 
transfer of sovereignty may be beneficial to the King and all his subjects, and if possible, not prejudice the 
interests of any of such subjects, Mr. Wyllie with the full approval of the Kuhina Nui and of his colleagues, 
delivered to Mr. Gregg the following, viz:
No. 1. Civil list.......................................................	$32,900.00
2. List district justices............................................	    9,550.00
3. List circuit judges.............................................	    4,800.00
4. List clerks of governors........................................	    1,200.00
5. List tax collectors..............................................	    7,000.00
Total............................................................		            55,450.00
Also No. 6, a statement of Government houses, forts, lands, bonds, &c., transferable to the sovereignty of the 
islands, amounting to $1,522,379.
No. 7. Claims on France.............................................	    .    $462,372.73
8. Claims on Great Britain..........._....................	              .....       32,101.61
Total of Nos. 6, 7, and 8..... ......................................               2,016,853.34
Mr. Wyllie begged Mr. Gregg to understand distinctly that he could neither make himself nor the Hawaiian 
Government responsible for the correctness of the items forming the above sum of $2,016,853.34.
Mr. Wyllie further delivered to Mr. Gregg No. 9, being a list of annuities payable by this Government, amounting 
to $2,040.00 per annum; and stated that he had still to receive and deliver to Mr. Gregg a list of natives employed 
in the department of public instruction, who would lose the amounts of their respective salaries under a surrender 
of the native sovereignty. To save time Mr. Wyllie delivered all these documents in the original requesting Mr. 
Gregg to return them after making the use of them intended in protocol No. 6.
(Signed)	,                                             E. C. WYLLIE.
DAVID L. GREGG.
Protocol No. 8.
The undersigned met at the house of the Commissioner of the United States on Thursday, the 17th day of 
August, 1854.
Mr. Wyllie begged to make known to Mr. Gregg the following agenda founded on instructions from his 
colleagues and the Crown Prince, viz:
1st. That a treaty should be forthwith concluded according to diplomatic usage, and submitted to the King.
2. That the second article of Mr. Wyllie's draft of a treaty should be adopted with the addition of the following 
words, viz: "But the King of the Hawaiian Islands reserves to himself the power to ratify it, in any moment of 
danger." Such article also to express in clear and specific terms, the admission of said islands, as a sovereign State 
in the usual sense of State sovereignty.
3. The payment of seventy-five thousand dollars per annum, for a period of ten years, for the benefit of schools, 
one-third of which to he -capitalized, and the interest annually applied to the support of a college or university, 
and fifty thousand dollars appropriated to the use of common schools, in the discretion of the legislative authority 
of the Hawaiian Islands, when admitted into the Union as a State.
The substitution in Article VIII of the words "and all others whom the King may wish to compensate or 
reward," in place of the words " and other persons now in the service of the Hawaiian Government or formerly in 
such service."
Mr. Gregg thereupon stated that he would take into consideration the different points contained in such 
agenda, and submit his remarks and conclusions thereon with the least possible delay. The undersigned then 
adjourned, to meet as occasion might require.
(Signed)	.           E. C. WYLLIE,
D. L. GREGG.

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