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Reports of Committee on Foreign Relations 1789-1901 Volume 6 pp1106-1107 300dpi scan (VERY LARGE!)

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Kongl Swensta Och Worsta Konsulatet,
Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
Gentlemen: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency's communication of January 17 informing me that the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and that a provisional Government has been established in Hawaii for reasons set forth in a proclamation, of which you sent me a copy; also that such Provisional Government has been proclaimed, is now in possession of the governmental departmental buildings, the archives and the treasury, and is in control of the city.
In reply to your request to recognize the Provisional Government and afford it the moral support of my Government, I beg to say that I do recognize it as the existing de facto government of the Hawaiian Islands, and that I shall report to my Government immediately.
I have the honor to remain, your excellencies', your most obedient servant,
H. W. Schmidt.

Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
Gentlemen: I have the honor to own the receipt of your communication of yesterday's date, together with a copy of the proclamation issued yesterday, informing me that for reasons set forth the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and a Provisional Government established, and requesting me to recognize the said Provisional Government on behalf of the Spanish Government as the existing de facto government of the Hawaiian Islands, and to afford to it the moral support of my Government.
In response, I have the honor to say that I comply with the above request and recognize the said Provisional Government as the de facto government of the Hawaiian Islands within the scope of my authority.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, your most obedient servant,
H. Renjes,
Vice-Consul for Spain.
Hons. Sanford B. Dole,
J. A. King,
P. C. Jones,
W. O. Smith,
Executive Council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.

His Imperial Japanese Majesty's Consulate-General,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, January 19, 1893.
Gentlemen: The receipt of your communication, dated the 17th instant, inclosing a copy of proclamation issued on the same day, informing me that for reasons set forth in said proclamation the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and a Provisional Government established, which is now in possession of the Government departmental buildings, the archives, and the treasury, and requesting me on behalf of H. I. J. M.'s Government to recognize said Provisional Government as the de facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands, pending the receipt
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of instructions from H. I. J. M.'s Government, to whom advices of your action and of the position which I have taken in relation thereto have been despatched.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
Suburo Fujii,
Agent and Consul-General.
Hons. Sanford B. Dole, J. A. King, P. C. Jones, Wm. O. Smith,
Executive Council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.

Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
Gentlemen: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of yesterday's date, together with a copy of the proclamation issued yesterday, whereby you inform me that for reasons set forth the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and a Provisional Government established, the same being now in possession of the Government departmental buildings, the archives, and the treasury, and whereby you request me to recognize the said Provisional Government on behalf of the Government of Italy as the existing de facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands and to afford to it the moral support of my Government.
In response I have the honor to say that I comply with the above request, and recognize the said Provisional Government as the de facto Government of the Hawaiian Islands so far as my authority as consul for Italy may permit me to act for and on behalf of His Italian Majesty's Government in the premises.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, your very obedient servant,
F. A. Schaefer,
Consul for Italy.
Hons. Sanford B. Dole, J. A. King, P. C. Jones, W. O. Smith,
Executive Council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.

[Translation.]
Consulate-General of Portugal in Hawaii,
Honolulu, January 18, 1893.
Sir: You inform me by your letter of the 17th instant that, for the reason set forth in the proclamation which accompanies it, the Hawaiian monarchy has been abrogated and that a Provisional Government, which has been established in its place, is at this moment in possession of the Government buildings and master of the capital. Under these circumstances I recognize the Provisional Government as being the de facto Government of Hawaii, and I hasten to submit the decision I have just taken to my Government.
Accept, sir, the assurance of my very distinguished consideration.
A. de Souza Canavarro,
Consul-General and Charge d'Affaires of Portugal.
Monsieur S. B. Dole,
President of the Executive Council of the Provisional Government.

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