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               1192				     HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.

Should the Queen ask whether, if she accedes to conditions, active 
steps will be taken by the United States to effect her restoration, 
or to maintain her authority thereafter, yon will say that the 
President can not use force without the authority of Congress.
Should the Queen accept conditions, and the Provisional Government 
refuse to surrender, you will be governed by previous instructions. 
If the Provisional Government asks whether the United States will 
hold the Queen to fulfillment of stipulated conditions you will say 
the President, acting under dictates of honor and duty as he has done 
in endeavoring to effect restoration, will do all in his constitutional 
power to cause observance of the conditions he has imposed. 
I am, etc.,
W. Q. Gresham.

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