1894 Congressional Record, 53rd Congress, 2nd Session
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Report 227, Senator John Morgan
P 2408 – p 2420 (S): Submitted to the U.S. Senate on Monday, February 26, 1894 by Senator John Morgan, Committee Chairman. Morgan reported that by agreement of the Committee members, they will not present any legislation and will provide their written opinion of the hearings. Senator Frye presents the Committee Report No. 227 summary on the Senate floor.
P 2421 – p 2422 (S): Senate discussed and agreed with the printing the Morgan Report with all attachments. Discussion was to follow the normal Senate procedure of copies to print and Senator Morgan to present a Resolution to the Senate on the next business day or Tuesday. Senate business agenda placed the Morgan Report discussion for Wednesday, February 28, 1894.
P 2424 – 2425 (H): February 26, 1894, House session, discussion on Hawaii in opposition of the representatives of the Provisional Government meeting with U.S. Government personnel. After a brief discussion was differed to the House Foreign Relations Committee.
P 2468 – p 2475 (S): February 28, 1894, Senator Frye presented a summary of the events in Hawaii leading up to the overthrow to the body of the Senate and opened debate on subject. Discussion also covered orders given to the U.S.S. Boston officers from James Blount that is considered illegal. Page 2472, includes discussion on President Cleveland’s attempt to reinstate the Queen. Ambassador Willis warns President Cleveland of serious consequence’s to Hawaii relating to the sitting of the Queen. Presentation ends with Senator Frye presenting testimony by Admiral Belknap on orders from James Blount. Day session ends.
P 2490 – 2502 (S): March 1, 1894. Senator Frye continue testifying before the Senate on the landing of American troops and the inconsistencies of the report by James Blount. Sen. Frye goes into detail on the witnesses of James Blount and each of their character. These pages show a different James Blount and Sen. Frye question his professionalism.
P 2580 – 2583 (S): March 5, 1894. The Senate by unanimous consent, approved the concurrent resolution to print of 6,000 copies of the Report to be distributed at 2,000 copies for the Senate and 4,000 copies for the House. Amendments to the concurrent resolution were made and approved. (Don’t have copy of amendments.)
P 2586 (S): March 5, 1894, Amendment to printing of Report 227. The printing order was for 5,000 copies. Amended to 6,000 copies.
P 2665 (S): March 7, 1894, Concurrent Resolution approved to add all of Pres. Cleveland’s communications from January 1, 1893 to report number 227.