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              790	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
HONOLULU, H, I., Jan. 17, 1893.
It is hereby ordered and decreed that, until further ordered, the right of the writ of habeas corpus is. hereby 
suspended, and martial law is hereby declared to exist throughout the Island of Oahu.
Sanford B. Dole,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, 
J. A. King,
Minister of the Interior. 
P. C. Jones,
Minister of Finance. 
William O. Smith,

Executive Council of The Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands,
The cabinet were summoned to surrender the palace, police station, and barracks. They endeavored to gain time, 
hut the Provisional Government insisted upon an immediate unconditional surrender. The police station was 
accordingly given up at once, the Queen retiring from the palace and the barracks being taken into possession the 
nest day. The cabinet noted the following protest:
I, Liliuokalani, by the Grace of God, and under the constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen, do hereby 
solemnly protest against any and all acts done against myself and the constitutional Government of the Hawaiian 
Kingdom by certain persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this Kingdom. That 
I yield to the superior force of the United States of America, whose minister plenipotentiary, His Excellency John 
L. Stevens, has caused the United States troops to be landed at Honolulu and declared that he would support the 
said Provisional Government.
Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do under this protest, and impelled by 
said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being 
presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the 
Constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.
Done at Honolulu this 17th day of January, A. D. 1893.
(Signed)			Liliuokalani, R. 
(Signed)                                 			Samuel Parker,
			Minister of Foreign Affairs. 
(Signed)	                            		Wm. H. Cornwell,
		Minister of Finance. 
(Signed)			Jno. F. Colburn,
		Minister of the Interior. 
(Signed)			A. P. Peterson,
To S. B. Dole, Esq., and others composing the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.

Received by the hands of the late cabinet this 17th day of January, 1893. 
(Signed)				Sanford B. Dole,
Chairman of Executive Council of Provisional Government.
Wednesday, the 18th, was another busy day about the Government building. Recruits kept constantly pouring in 
from all quarters until about 500 names were enrolled, which spontaneous action on the part of the citizens proved 
that the new Government had the sympathy and support of the general community.
In the meantime the taking of the barracks and the police station furnished the Government with a large amount 
of ammunition and arms, which were immediately distributed among the forces of the Government.
The interior of the Government building was transformed into a barracks through the efforts of W. W. Hall, who 
had been appointed commissary. Beds and bedding 

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