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               HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.	1177
and care with which his remains were returned to Honolulu on board that ship.
This Government is gratified to be apprised of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Liliuokalani, surrounded and 
sustained as she is by the good will and sympathy of her people; and I hasten to express on its behalf, not 
congratulations and good wishes alone, but the confident expectation that the high duties devolved upon her by the 
act of Providence will be wisely and beneficently discharged.
By his visits to this country, where he was always assured of a sincere and cordial welcome, the person of the late 
King had become familiar to many of the people, and his approachableness, the simplicity and amiability of his 
manner, and the kindliness of his disposition, had rendered him the object of their friendly regard and aroused the 
desire, on their part, to testify their sentiments by such hospitalities as they might offer with propriety. It is, 
therefore, not necessary to emphasize the fact that his death among them became the cause of something more than a 
merely formal expression of sorrow, or that he will be long and pleasantly borne in remembrance.
The many years of friendship between his late Majesty and the Government of the United States, and the 
neighborhood and common interests of the Hawaiian and American peoples made it peculiarly fitting that the last 
honors should be paid to him, and his body be returned to his people, by officers and men of the American Navy, 
and on board an American ship of war.
Your address to the committee of Hawaiian citizens, at whose hands you received the copy of resolutions 
transmitted by you, is approved. 
I am, etc.,
James G. Blaine. 

Mr. Wharton to Mr. Stevens.

No. 28.]								Department of State,
Washington, September 9, 1891.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 30, of the 20th ultimo, in relation to the need of an American ship 
of war at Honolulu. A copy of your dispatch has been transmitted to the Secretary of the Navy.
I am, etc.,
William F. Wharton,
Assistant Secretary.

Mr. Wharton to Mr. Stevens.

No. 29.]							Department of State,
Washington, September 16, 1891.
Sir: In connection with my No. 28 of the 9th instant I inclose herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the 
Navy, dated the 10th instant, announcing that the U. S. S. Pensacola, has been directed to proceed to Honolulu, and 
to remain there until further ordered. 
I am, etc.,
William F. Wharton,
Acting Secretary.

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