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                             624	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
G. L. Kapeau (governor of Hawaii).......................................					$1,200
P. Kanoa (governor or Kauai).............................................					1,200
John Li (second associate justice supreme court)...........................					2, 000
J. Kekaulahao (second associate j justice supreme court)....................					1, 500
J. Piikoi (clerk Honolulu Market)........................................					1,000
Letter from Wyllie to Lee of March 8, 1854.
At the last privy council on the 6th I announced the fact that the consul-general Miller and Mr. Perrin had received by last 
mail dispatches from their respective Governments fully approving of their joint address of the 1st of September, stating that 
each Government had written to the United States Government on the subject, inviting the latter to join Great Britain and 
France in a tripartite treaty to support the independence and neutrality of this Kingdom, and ordering the consul-general and 
Mr. Perrin to act in concert.
Mr. Wyllie then speaks of an alleged conspiracy of Government clerks in the legislature to oust him from office, of which C. 
C. Harris was said to be the leader. He adds: "I think a feeling is being industriously propagated that I am the only bar to 
annexation. Upon that point, I believe, my opinion and sense of duty agree fully with your own, and, as far as I can judge, 
Prince Liholiho and all my colleagues agree with us."
Wyllie to Lee, June 23,1854.
The treaty is now before Liholiho, with all the amendments suggested by you. To be able to save the King and chiefs and 
people at a moment's warning, it is desirable that the treaty should be concluded diplomatically, I mean signed by the pleni-
potentiaries, but subject to future ratification. Armstrong's zeal presses the letter with indiscreet haste, and I fear makes 
everything known to J. and B. Armstrong's grand idea is that you and I should go to Washington with the treaty ratified here, to 
have it ratified there.
It would, no doubt, be very convenient to some people to get rid both of you, me, and of Alien, too; but the question is, would 
the King's honor and the rights of the natives be as safe in other hands, or when a treaty is made as a safeguard against sudden 
treason or rebellion, is there any place so proper for the King's ratification as his own court, where the danger would first be 
felt, or any form more proper or decorous than that the act of ratification should be witnessed and signed by all who have 
signed the powers and protocols from the first by the King's own desire. To my mind the treaty admits of no dispute whatever, 
but I should like to know yours.
Lee to Wyllie, July 5,1854. [Private.]
The treaty should be concluded at once, so that we may be prepared for emergencies, . but I agree with you about the final 
Wyllie to Lee, July 11, 1854. [Extract.]
Liholiho keeps out of the way and has not returned the treaties, though I have often asked for them. Of my draft I have no 
copy. Unless I perform the duty which on the 6th of February was imposed on me imperatively, if any sudden emergency were 
to occur, I would be subject to blame. Therefore one of two things;

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