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it up to this time, 3 p. m. The steamship Mariposa was to leave at 12 m., but the agents voluntarily offered to detain 
her until 5 p. m., which offer I accepted in the hope that after reading your telegram I might answer it.
In view of the length of time required to translate the naval cipher, I desire to most respectfully renew the suggestion 
made in my dispatch, No. 9, of December 5, that the State Department cipher or the one which I heretofore inclosed 
to you be hereafter used.
The excitement consequent upon the unexpected arrival of the Corwin is intense throughout the city. The President's 
message, which was published this morning, has increased the excitement, but I hope no immediate outbreak will 
occur.
With high regard, very respectfully,
Albert S. Willis.

Mr. Willis to Mr. Gresham.

No. 13.]							Legation of the United States,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, December 14, 1893.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Department dispatch, No. 5, inclosing two copies of the report of 
the electrical congress held in Chicago August 19, 1893, in the matter of units of electrical measure.
Very respectfully,
Albert S. Willis.

Mr. Willis to Mr. Gresham.

[Confidential.]
No. 14.]							
Legation of the United States,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, December 18, 1893.
Sir: Your cipher instructions of December 2 were received as translated at 3 p. m. Thursday, the 14th instant. An 
arrangement was immediately made for an interview with the Queen for Saturday, December 16 at 9 a. m.
Mr. J. O. Carter was invited to be present. Mr. Carter, as stated in my dispatch No. 3, of November 14, is a brother 
of the late Mr. H. A. P. Carter, who was the Hawaiian minister to the United States. He is the president and manager 
of the incorporated company of "C. Brewer & Co.," which does a large general mercantile and commission business, 
and is agent for a number of large sugar plantations. He is conceded by all factions to be a man of great intelligence 
and strict integrity. He is a native Hawaiian, but of American parentage.
At the appointed hour the Queen and Mr. Carter came, and the interview was, with their consent, reported 
stenographically by Mr. Mills, our consul-general.
I inclose the report, verified by the Queen and Mr. Carter. I also send a copy of a part of the interview with the 
Queen, reported in my dispatch No. 3, of November 14, which is also verified by the Queen, marked A.

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