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THE POLYNESIAN, SATURDAY. MARCH 27, 1847.
COT The language used in the " Ratification"
the British Treaty by (lie British Government, can
not fail of carrying convection to the most skeptical,
that Great Britain does intend, faithfully and truly,
to respect the independence of this kingdom. The
silly reports set afloat to the contrary, ore a libel
upon her good faith, and, as we believe, intentions.
England, at the present juncture, can have no other
wish than to see these islands independent and flour
ishing under their own government. Such is the
signification of the treaty, and the solemn and em
phatic ratification is an earnest that England does in
tend to respect our independence, and so far as lies
in her power, cause other nations to do the same.
The treaty itself, in articles 3 and 6, is not so sat
isfactory as we could wish. Virtually thev limit the
King's independence by restrictions upon his'prero
gatives. The first implies consular interference with
his courts of justice, and the last limits the right to
create a revenue in the least objectionable way.
However, no difficulty as to the interpretation can
arise under this article; andso long as the revenue is
adequate to the expenses of the Government upon
the five per cent, ad valorem scale, there is nothing
injurious in practice ; for we hold it would be unwise
to create other than a mere revenue tariff. As to
the other, we trust that the good conduct of British
subjects will render it a dead letter. If cases unfor
tunately should arise, the official responsibility and
character of the British Consul will doubtless be a
guarantee that it shall be used solely for purposes of
Tahiti. We learn from Tahiti, that Queen Po
mare was received with great honors by the French
saluted with 21 guns from each of the batteries
and men-of-war; feted and feasted &c, a salary
of $6000 per annum assigned her, and the superin
tendence of her own people. The contrast between
her present and past situation, a pitted ruler and
a suffering exile, must be very great.
CJ We are indebted to Captain John Paty, of
the M Don Quixote," for much interesting marine
news. We further learn from him that the season
on California bids fair for good crops and cattle.
The Hawaiian flng has been treated with much
courtesy by American officers on California, and en
joys the privileges of the most favored nations.
President's-Message. That part of it which
relates to Mexico, translated into Spanish, occupies
tixteeh columns of "The Republicano." It gives a
history of the difficulties between the U. States and
Mexico, from their commencement, and is evidently
intended by President Polk as a defenco of the war.
PORT OP HONOLULU.
March 20. Am ihlp J. E. Donnell, Ffusiey, 14 m, 230iperm
23 Am ship Samuel Robinson, Turner, New Bedford, 9 ni,
Chilian brl Anjo, Jurnvich, 15 days from Sim Joie.
21 Hawaiian bark Don Quixote, Paty, 11 l fin Monterey.
Am Hhin UrooUlne, Jeffries, New London, 21 in, 13u sperm
Eng brig Mary Ann, Moore, from Sydney vis Tahiti, 3'j days.
25 Am (hip Ontario, Green, Sag Harbor, 200 up. 20 w t s.
" ' MEMORANDA.
Naval. The Don Quixote l!t nt Monterey, March 10th, U.
8 8. Columbus, 8tt Independence, 60j Savannah, 50; Warren,
20 'and store ship Lexington and Erie, 8 the last said to be
bound for this place and China, to remove Government more
.The U. 8. 8. Congress wan expected in a fjw days from the
leeward coast. :
TheU. 8. 8. Cyane, 21, was at Han Francisco.
The U. 8. 8. Pourtsmoutu, 21, and a schooner were blockad
ing Mazatlan. .
The troop-ships and other men of war not arrived.
The Erie left Payta Jan. 5th, ultimo, arrived at San Fran
cisco February 14, bringing Capt. Watson, bearer of dispatch
es toGen, Kearney and Commodore Stockton. Left N. York
Nov. 12th, Col- It. B. Mnon, 1st Dragoons, arrived by same
conveyance. The dispatches contain powers to organize a civ
II. U. M. 8. Constance, Capt. Sir B. Walker, wa at Mazat
lan March, loth. '
37 The Haw brig Euphemia, Rossuin, sailed from Monte
rey March 9th, for San Francisco. Same day , for do., Am.
bark Tamo, Libhey.
Brig Jnanita (late Hawaiian) has been purchased by Wm.
Leidesdortr, Ehq , and sailed for Columbia River.
Feb. 16th, Am brig Elizabeth sailed from Monterey for lee
ward. Nov. 5th, Br brig Mary Dare, Cooper, sailed from the Downs
Nov. 23, Brbris Texian, from Liverpool, for this.
English ship Athol. arrived hero 19th, spoke ofTPeru Am
troop ship Thomas Perkins, of Boston, with 300 troops of
Col. Stevenson Regiment for California all well.
Losr. Fr. whaleshlp Valiant, Vanier, of Havre. December
30th, near Margarita Bay, Lower California, 600 bbls oil. Part
of crew arr. here in the J. E. Donnell, Capt. Hucsey, who sav
ed 200 bbls oil and other property from the wreck. Captain
Hussey reports that Capt. Nash, of the America, was mistaken
in his opinion of the whalers captured in Margarita Bay, as giv
en in our last. The ships were lying there flnhinir, as usual,
and the schooner was bound to the wreck of the Valiant. The
Brookllno took 1000 bbls. In the Bay.
PORT OF LAHAINA.
March 12. Am wh ile ship Mercury, Pendleton, Btonington,
months, 65 sperm 400 whale.
13. Am whale ship Navy, Norton, New Bedford, 18 months,
95 sperm, 1100 whale.
Am whale ship Nile, Case.New York, 17 months, 160 sperm,
1200 whale. '
1U. Am whaleshlp Wm Hamilton, Fisher, New Bedford,
31 months, too sperm. 27i0 whale, 60 sperm this season.
Am whale ship Lowell, Benjamin, New London, 21 months,
3700, whale, 1P0 this season.
Am whale ship Timolcon, Luscomb, New Bedford, 18 mos.,
70 sperm 650 whale, 250 whale this season.
Am bark Philip 1., Case, Creenport, 8 months, 30 sperm, 170
17 -r.Atn whale ship Elisabeth Frlth.Bishop, Saf Harbor, 15
months, 60 sperm, 800 whale, HO sperm 50 whale this season.
Bram whale ahip Hansa, Musing, Bremen, 10 months, 80
18 Am whala bark Oscar, Green, Bag Harbor, 15 months,
500 whale, 200 this season.
Of the Treaty of Ttcenty-Sixth March,
by Her Most Gracious Majesty,
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland,
Defender of the Faith, fyc, c.
Victoria, by tho Grace of God, Queen of
the United Kingdom of Grent Britain and
Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Stc, &c, &c.
To all and singulur to whom these Presents
shall come, Greeting! Whereas a Conven
tion between Us and Our Good Friend Tho
King of the Sandwich Islands, was conclud
ed and signed in the English language and
in the language of the Sandwich Islands at
Honolulu, on the twenty-sixth day of March,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and forty-six, by the Plenipotentia
ries of Us and of Our said Good Friend, duly
and respectively authorised for that pur
pose; The English Original of which Con
vention is, word for word, as follows:
It being desirable that a General convention
Foreign Orrict, March 25th
ruHEioN urFicE, xuarcn z&tn, 1847.
Sir, I transmit for immediate publication in the
Polynesian, by authority of the Cabinet, copies of
certain papers, showing that the views and opinions
expressed in the last No. of the Sandwich Islands
News, so far as they may be understood to allect the
security of tho King's Independence, under the
plighted faith of Great Britain, are directly opposed
to tho views and opinions entertained by Her Bri
tannic Majesty's Consul General, and by the King's
All the insinuations, boldly made in that paper, in
regard to communications received by this Govern
ment, from the Honorable Hudsons' Bay Compa
ny's House and elsewhere, are utterly false.
Your ob't. serv't, R. C. Wyllie.
To James Jackson Jarves, Director, &c, &.
No. 1. Foreign Office, March 24, 1847.
Sir, In connexion with the editorial ar'icle
which has appeared in the Sandwich Islands News
of this date, eo far as it presumes to pronounce judg
ment tipon the past policy and present intentions of
Great Britain, in regard to the Independence of these
Islands, I have he honor to submit to you tho fol
lowing extract from the minutes of the conversa
tion between you and me, during your visit at this
office on the 22d instant :
The Consul General asked for the last Polyne
sian, namely, No. 44, of the 20th, stating very mild
ly, that the rcmnrk made bv the editor about an nr-
should be substituted for the various Insfn inentu nf iiurnent for tho United States. Frnnce and the Gcr-
Mutual Agreement at present existing between ! nian nations engaged in the whale fishery to unite in
ureat untain and the Sandwich Islands, tho follow
ing Articles have, for that purpose and that intent,
been mutually agreed upon and signed between the
Governments of Great Britain and the Sandwich Is
lands, and it has been determined that any other
Treaty, or Conventional Agreement, now existing
between the respective Parties, shall be hencefor
ward abrogated and considered null und of no effect.
There shall be perpetual peace and amity be
tween Her Majesty the Queen of the United King
preserving their independence, that all mav be olac-
fcv' on an equal footing, was disrespectful to Eng
land, which, far from attempting anything against
the King's Indpendencc, hud proposed to France to
acknowledge it, that the King would find England
to be the best supporter of his Independence, and in
fact had now guaranteed the King's Independence."
Concurring, as I do most sincerely, in the belief
entertained by the King and all his Ministers, that
such has invariably been the policy of tho British
Government, since the 23th of November, 1843, and
dom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the King of lnat hv the ,erm8 which it has pleased Her Maj
Sandwich Islands, their Heirs and Executors. esfv ,,,e Queen graciously to ratify the Convention
The Subjects of Her Britannia Majesty residing
within the Dominions of the King of the Sandwich
Islands, shall enjoy tho same protection in regard to
.their Civil Rights as well as to their persons and
properties, as Native Subjects; and the King of the
Sandwich Islands engages to grant to British Sub
jects the same rights und privileges which now are,
or hereafter may be, granted to or enjoyed by any
other Foreigners, subjects of the most favored Na
tion. Article HI.
No British Subject accused of any crime whatever
shall be judged otherwise than by a Jury composed
of Native or Foreign Residents, proposed by the
British Consul and accepted by the Government of
the Sandwich Islands.
The protection of the King of the Sandwich Is
lands shall be extended to all British Vessels, their
Officers and Crews. In case of Shipwreck, tho
Chiefs and Inhabitants of the different parts of tho
Sandwich Islands shall succour them and secure them
from plunder. The Salvage Dues shall bo regulated,
incuse of dispute, by Arbitrators chosen by both
The desertion of seamen embarked on board of
British Vessels shall be severely repressed by the
local Authorities; who shall employ all the means at
their disposal to arrest Deserters; and all reasona
ble expenees of capturo shall be defrayed by the
Captains or Owners of the said Vessels.
Article VI. i '..
British Merchandise or Goods recognized as com
ing from the British Dominions, shall not be prohib
ited, nor shall they be subject to an Import Duty
higher than five per cent, ad valorem. Wines, bran
dios and other spirituous liquors are however except
ed from this stipulation, and shall be liable to such
reasonable Duty as the Hawaiian Government may
think fit to lay upon them, provided always that the
amount of Duty shall not he bo high as absolutely
to prohibit the Importation nf the said Articles.
No Tonnage, Import, or other Duties shall be le
vied on British Vessels, or Goods imported in British
Vessels, beyond what are levied on Vessels or Goods
of the most favored Nation.
The Subjectn ot the King of the Sandwich Islands
shall, in their Commercial or other Relations with
Great Britain, be treated on the footing of tho most
Done at Honolulu, the 26th of March, 1846
H. B. M.'s Consul Gene
ral for the Islands in the
R. C. VVYLLIE,
His Hawaiian Majesty's
Minister of Foreign Relations.
Member of the Treasury Board.
We having seen and considered the Con
vention aforesaid, have approved, accepted,
and confirmed the same in all and every one
of its Articles and Clauses, as We do by
these Presents approve, accept, confirm, and
ratify it for Ourselves, Our Heirs, and Suc
cessors: Engaging and Promising upon
Our Royal Word, that We will sincerely and
faithfully perform and observe All and Singu
lar the Things which are contained
pressed in tho Convention aforesaid, and
that We will never suffer the same to bo vio
lated by any one, or transgressed in any
manner, as far as it lies in our power. For
the greater testimony and validity of all
which, we have caused the Great Seal of tho
United Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ire
land to be affixed to these presents, which
We have signed with Our Royal Hand.
Given at our Court at Windsor Castle, the
eighth day of October, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty
six, and in the tenth year of our Reign.
. ' , . , VICTORIA R,
Appended the Great Seal of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ,
Mr. Wyltifl explained to the Conwil General, that the In
tervtew of the 32d wan an r flic in I one, with the avowed oMcr.
of giving verbally an olllrinl reply to Mr. Wyllie'a oflirial let
ter of the 20th, mm mm It wo the Loimul General's own op
tion to reply in Hint form, that Mr. Wyllie meant to publmh
only, by authority of (lie Cabinet, Ilia olllrial letter of j enter-
day, containing oaiy one extract, indispensable to enable tnc
Consul General to aid In refntli'g what the cabinet considered
a foul Imputation upon tha plained faith nf Ureal Britain.
t Mr. Wyllie explained to the Consul Geueral that, in hia
own oDinlnn. and that of Ms colleacuei. auch an imputation
upon that faith, was a very serious matter, and that In place of
Intending any onence to ine consul uenerai, an mat was
sought wa to give him an opportunity of showing to the pub.
lie, that he was no authority for the views and opinions which
the Editor of tho Sandwich Islands Newt bad presumed to five
to the world. ,
It was finally agreed that tf Mr. Wyllie's Utter was published,
the Consul General's explanation rendered (on the tfih) sheuld
be appended to his note, No. 95. R.C. W.
of 26th March, 1846, Her Koyal Word is pledged
that such shall continue to he the policy of Great
Britain, I consider the editorial in the News us a
wicked attack upon tho unsullied honor of the Maj
esty of England, calculated to induce eomo other na
tions to seize the islands, upon the plea that Great
Britain is only waiting time and occasion to seize
I have, therefore, the honor to request of you to
reply in writing, testifying how fur you expressed
yourself to tnc, on the 22d inst., to tho effect of the
words which I havo quoted, and how far any of the
views that the editor (who is believed to be Mr. P.
A. Brinsinado) has undertaken to express, can bo
sustained by any information or opinion communi
cated by yoti.
I make this tcqucst for an official purpose, which
I believe to be necessary both for the honor of Great
Britain, of her representative here, and the safetyfjf
the King of these Islands. Yours, &c.
(Signed) Ii. C. Wyllie.
Wm. Miller, Esq.,
H. B. M.'s Consul General, &c, &.C., &c.
No. 95. Honolulu, March 25, 1847.
Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge tho re
ceipt of your letter of yesterday, and in reply to
fltate, that I purpose waiting upon you this morning,
if it will suit your convenience, considering it prefer
able, as I do, to confer verbally with you upon the
points, to which you have called my attention, than
committing to paper any comment or observation
thereon. Yours, &.c.
(Signed) Wm. Miller.
It. C. Wyllie, Esq.,
Minister of Foreign Relations.
The following is the snbstanco of the verbal con
ference refercd to in my letter of this morning, 25th
As nearly as I can recollect, what I observed to
you on the 22nd. during our interview, (what pass
ed at which, I consider ought not to be made public
excepting with the concurrence of both parties,)
was, that I had just glanced at tho last number of
the Polynesian, and that it appeared to mo to be in
bad tasio for the editor of the Government organ to
insinuate that it was desirable for other nations to
unite in their ellorls to frustrate the views of Great
Britain with regard to these Islands, 'since Great
Britain had never shown any disposition, but quite
the contrary, to establish uny paramount influence
over them; and that shu had formally guaranteed
their independence, having invited two other power
ful nations to become parties in tho guarantee, ono
of which acceded.
I added that the tone, whrlh I conceived the gov
ernment paper had assumed, appeared to me unsea
sonable nt this moment, just as the Ratification of
the Convention had been received, and which must
bo considered as an additional proof of the great in
terest Her Majesty's Government take in tho well
being of these Islands.
On re-readin'? the Polynesian, after our interview.
I perceived that what I had considered as editorial
remarks, were criticisms upon a work ubout the '
I have two great objections to the publication of
your letter of yesterday, the 24th,
First : Because I consider that what passes at an
interview between us, neither party has a right to
make public without the concurrence of both, and I
do not concur in the necessity or propriety of pub-'
Iishing our conversation on the 22nd.
tSecondly : Becauso I conccivo your request for
me to state in writing how far any of the views of
the editor of the Sandwich Islands News can be sus
tained by any information or opinion communicated
by me, to bo irregular and oflensive.
FOR SALE OR CHARTER
rnllE fast sailing schooner MARY
J. ANN, is quite new and well found:
has superior accommodation for pas-
IS. D. A
sengers. Apply on board.
quantity of Tomano Timber for sale
WALDO At CO.,
Ship Chandlery nnd General Merchandise,
MAUI AND OAHU,
G. Waldo, ) -.
E. S. Br.Nson, S Hawaiian hlandt.
A. Lanuloim. N ;
A IfALDO & CO. would inform their friends nnd
V the public that they have established them
selves in business at Oahu in connexion with their
house at Maui, and will keep constantly on hand at
both places, Beef, Pork, Bread, Flour, Canvas,
Cordago, and a general assortment of merchandise
usually required by Whalers touching nt these
Islands for recruits.
iCT Money udvanced on liberal terms for Bills
of Exchange on the United States, Franco and
DRIED FRUIT I
I UST received, a small lot of superior Fi?s.
1 or sale by
Jv w a evviv-Uf a ;
Dates and Raisins.
WALDO & CO.
R. VIDA & VON FFISTER
1"FER for sale on reasonable terms for cash.
barter or bills of cxcliange on the U. States,
England nnd Trance, the following articles :
Beef, pork, biscuit, molasses, loaf sugar, codec,
Tea. rice, tobacco, segars, Epsom salts,
Vinegar, assorted pickles, in bottles, pepper,
Preserved meats and fish, sperm candles,
White und brow n soap, sweet oil, linseed oil,
Spirits turpentine, black paint, white lead,
Green pamt, verdigris, double nnd single blocks,
Ilnpsia nnd English canvas, twine, cordage,
Earthen ware, glass ware, files, copper tacks,
Cut nnd wro't nail, knives and forks, tumblers,
Log lines, pignal halyards, lanterns, stationery,
Manila hats, slop clothing, camp ovens,
And a trencral assortment of Ship Chandlery
Honolulu, March 27, 1847. mh27tf.
OR sale by the subscribers, a lot of Clothing.
Fine Alpaca Coats, Monkey Jackets,
Blue cloth Jackets of superior quality,
Bluo und red Flannel Shirts,
Pilot cloth Trousers, Woollen Stockings,
Summer Coats and Pantulooons.
mh27tf WALDO & CO.
FEW barrels Superfine American FLOUR,
For sale by
WALDO & CO.
HENRY SKINNER & CO.
OFFER for sale the following articles of mer
Crates of dinner and soup plates,
Breakfast cups and saucers,
An invoice of door, chest and other locks,
Gentlemen's hunting saddles, with furniture
complete and bridles,
Plain saddles with double and single bridles,
Hunting, gig and riding whips,
Sailors shirts, fashionable regatta do.,
Ladies' bonnets, trimmed, silk, handkerchiefs,
India rubber braces,
Long cloths, blue cottons,
Linen duck for trowsers,
Silk umbrellas and parasols.
White shirtings una sheetings.
Brown cotton, brown Holland,
Table cloths, napkins and towelling,
Pekoe, hyson und gunpowder T(cas, fine flavor,
Loaf und white Pin fa sugar,
Lemann's London biscuit, in tins,
Turkey red handkerchiefs,
Black Gros de Naple, colored do., do.,
Cases of crimson Pongee handkerchiefs'.
English ciinvnss, Nos, 1 to 5,
Paints, oil and turpentine, sheet lead,
English nnd Swedish iron, round, square & flat,
Hemp cordage of all sizes.
Sheathing copper, 16 to 23 oz., shot,
Copper nails, while lead,
Linseed oil, in casks nnd tins,
Dinner setts, cut glass tumblers,
Plain tumblers, with ground bottoms.
White, red and bluo bunting,
Pale nlo in casks of 4 dozen each,
Sherry wine in hhds., Martell's brandy, A. I.,
Alo and London Porter in hhds.
Rum in puncheons, China floor matting,
China tea boards and waiters,
Handsome lacquered "
London perfumery, assorted,
Kegs of Shingle and other nails,
Manila Rope. March 20. 6w.
LONDON TIANO FORTE.
170 R sale, a lino toned instrument, 6 1-4 octaves,
; cottago shape, carved legs, crimson" silk, in a
splendid mahogany case. Price, $350.
Apply to CAPT. THOMAS, or to
JOHN J. CARANAVE
TT'RENCH MERCHANT, Wholesale and Retail
Jj Dealor in General Merchandise, Honolulu,
Oahu, II. I.
N. B. Bills of Exchange on France Wanted.
KESPECTFIJLLY offers his Professional
services to the public generally. Orricx,
next door to C. Brewer U Co.', where may be found
a general assortment of Druqi and Medicinet, Per
fumes, Fancy Soaps, &e. Residence, with Capt.
J. O. Carter, opposite the Polynesian Office.
Honolulu, Jan. 1, 1847. -isly. ;
FIREWOOD f '
OR sale at the Government Store House, by