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1342	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.

ment. On the 21st instant I received a protest signed "Liliuokalani," reciting from her standpoint the acts and facts 
prior and subsequent to the overthrow of her Government, protesting against all such acts, and "earnestly 
requesting" that the United States "will not extend its recognition to any such Government thus formed."
Not feeling at liberty to answer or transmit this communication, I had an interview with Hon. Samuel Parker, the last 
minister of foreign affairs under the monarchy, to whom, after explaining the present attitude of our Government 
and my inability to forward any such communication, I handed, for information, a copy of your dispatch 
hereinbefore mentioned and of the Senate resolution accompanying it. This course was adopted with the knowledge 
and consent of the Provisional Government. In reply to the direct question from Mr. Parker as to whether this was 
the final decision of the Senate, I said that in my opinion it was final.
The constitutional convention finished the first reading of the new constitution on the 21st instant. It is thought that 
it will be promulgated on the 4th of July.
Upon the suggestion of Admiral Walker I submitted a request for the landing of his troops for exercise on every 
Tuesday. This request was granted. It has been customary here for many years to give such permission to all 
nationalities. A subsequent request of a similar character in behalf of the British Government was first granted and 
on the following day refused. It is thought, however, that in view of past precedents, this action will be reversed.
The Japanese cruiser Takachiho has returned to Japan. The Congo remains.
There has been no disturbance here and no apparent probability of any in the immediate future.
With sentiments of high esteem; etc., 
Albert S. Willis.



 

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