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               1194	Hawaiian Islands. 

The President:
The Secretary of State has the honor to lay before the President, with a view to their transmission to Congress, 
copies of additional correspondence from our minister to Hawaii.
Dispatches No. 31 to No. 34, inclusive, were received today.
Respectfully submitted,
W.	Q.  Gresham.
Department of State,
Washington, February 19, 1894.

Mr. Willis to Mr. Gresham.
No. 30.]						Legation of the United States,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, January 19,1894.
Sir: The first anniversary of the Provisional Government was celebrated last Wednesday, January 17, in accordance 
with the programme set forth in Dispatch No. 28, of January 10, by public reception, military parade, illuminations 
of Executive building, and a mass meeting at night. None of the foreign representatives participated in the 
observance of the day. No salutes were fired from the American, English, or Japanese war vessels in port. The day 
passed with no disturbance.
I inclose clippings from Commercial Pacific Advertiser of January 18, and The Hawaiian Star of same date, giving 
full account of the day's proceedings and comments upon the failure of our Government to participate.
The representatives of foreign governments acted upon the instructions of their own governments, and upon their 
own responsibility, with the distinct disavowal on the part of the representative of the United States that its action 
was either intended or desired to control theirs.
Frequent editorials, similar in character to those inclosed, many of them severely reflecting upon the President of the 
United States and his Secretary of State, and also upon Mr. Blount, have appeared in the daily press. As the 
Hawaiian question is now pending before the Congress, and as the feeling here has been very intense, I have not 
thought proper thus far to take any official notice of them. I would be glad to have instructions from you upon the 
subject. 
Very respectfully,
Albert S. Willis, 
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

[The Pacific Commercial Advertiser: Honolulu, January 18, 1894.]

A  wonderful celebration-What Honolulu did on its Government's first birthday-The speeches and speakers of the 
evening-Splendid illuminations at the Executive building- The morning's parade-Fireworks in the evening-
The largest crowd ever gathered together in Hawaii assembles on Palace Square.

The greatest anniversary in Hawaiian history has come and gone-January 17, a day that will live in the memories 
of all loyal people in the group, a day that by us and our descendants will he considered a day of rejoicing and 
gladness, a day that will he celebrated by everyone.

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