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              HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.			                       1191

course by granting full amnesty to all who participated in the movement against her, including persons who are or 
have been officially or otherwise connected with the Provisional Government, depriving them of no right or 
privilege which they enjoyed before the so-called revolution. All obligations created by the Provisional Government 
in due course of administration should be assumed.
Having secured the Queen's agreement to pursue this wise and humane policy, which it is believed you will speedily 
obtain, you will then advise the executive of the Provisional Government and his ministers of the President's 
determination of the question which their action and that of the Queen, developed upon him, and that they are 
expected to promptly relinquish to her her constitutional authority.
Should the Queen decline to pursue the liberal course suggested, or should the Provisional Government refuse to 
abide by the President's decision, you will report the facts and wait further directions.
In carrying out the general instructions, you will be guided largely by your own good judgment in dealing with the 
delicate situation. 
I am, etc.,
W. Q. Gresham.

Mr. Gresham to Mr. Willis.

[Telegram.]

Department of State,
Washington, November 24, 1893.
The brevity and uncertainty of your telegrams are embarrassing. You will insist upon amnesty and recognition of 
obligations of the Provisional Government as essential conditions of restoration. All interests will be promoted by 
prompt action.
W. Q. Gresham.

Mr. Gresham to Mr. Willis.

[Telegram.]

Department of State, 
Washington, December 3, 1893. 
Sir : Your dispatch, which was answered by steamer on the 25th of November, seems to call for additional 
instructions.
Should the Queen refuse assent to the written conditions you will at once inform her that the President will cease 
interposition in her behalf, and that while he deems it his duty to endeavor to restore to the sovereign the 
constitutional government of the Islands, his further efforts in that direction will depend upon the Queen's 
unqualified agreement that all obligations created by the Provisional Government in a proper course of 
administration shall be assumed, and upon such pledges by her as will prevent the adoption of any measures of 
proscription or punishment for what has been done in the past by those setting up or supporting the Provisional 
Government. The President feels that by our original interference and what followed we have incurred 
responsibilities to the whole Hawaiian community, and it would not be just to put one party at the mercy of the 
other.

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