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U.S. Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham to U.S. Minister Albert S. Willis concerning U.S. Senate Resolution warning Foreign Governments not to interfere in Hawaiian Political Affairs

 

 

Department of State,

Washington, June 2, 1894

 

Sir: I enclose herewith for your information copy of a resolution which passed the Senate May 31st, 1894, declaring that of right it belongs wholly to the people of Hawaiian Islands to establish and maintain their own form of government and domestic polity; that the United States should in now wise interfere therewith and that any interference in the political affairs of the Islands by any other government will be regarded as an act unfriendly to the United States.

 

This declaration that the people of the Islands have the right to establish and maintain such institutions as they think best adapted to their wants is entirely satisfactory to the President.

 

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,

 

W.Q. Gresham

 

 

Enclosure:  Copy of resolution referred to.

 





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