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I hare great pleasure in assuring you of the
livel personal interest that I take in the just and
equitable solution of all questions, ami in renew
ing to you, &c.
KJThe following is the Proclamation, to
wbi'h nllusion is made in the preceding des
patch, and without date:
TO THE INHABITANTS OF
A misunderstanding connected with the non-
rxecuiioti or a I reaty having existed, lor some
lime, lietween France and the Hawaiian Inl
ands, the undersigned, rer Admiral de Trom
elit came to Honolulu in the hope of settling it
amicably and pacifically. With this view, he
bought an interview with the King in Council,
offering to hear their reasons and discuss the
question, with them, in a conciliatory spirit.
I'he advisers of the King, against whose arbi
trary and unconstitutional conduct, the Repre
sentatives of the great Powers, France, United
States and the Great Britain, had already pro
tested in a collective address, on the 13 Dec.
thereby binding their respective govern
ments; refused to grunt the conference demand
ed. It Itccame therefore a part of the duty of the
undersigned to forward to them an ultimatum
which they have also rejected. In consequence
thereof, the fort of Honolulu has !een disarmed
by the French forces, now in the harbour, but
the Hawaiian flag still waves and will continue
to wave over it. The undersigned, who neither
aims at an occupation nor a Protectorate, for
France, will hasten to withdraw with the forces
under his command, the moment his just reclama
tions are attended to. In the mean time, it is his
fied resolve to respect, alike the interests of all
Foreigners no matter what their creed or coun
try. As far as France is concerned, the conven
tion signed in IS3i by Captain Laplace will form
the basis of her relations with these Islands.
According to this Treaty French merchandize of
'all kinds will be admitted at the uniform duty of
H tier cent.
LEGOARANT DE TROMELIN,
Admiral de Trooiclin, lo H. II M Mia. For. Relation.
Steam Corvette Gassendi,
27th August 1849, at 2, r. m.
Mr. the Minister, I have just received the
answer with which you have honored me to-day,
and by vt hirb you make known to me that the
ppecial Commissioners nominated by His Maj
esty King Kamehameha III., are Messieurs
Gerrit Parmile Judd, Esq., Minister of Finance,
WilrTam Little Ie, Chief Justice, and Mr. Chas.
Gordon Hopkins, Esq., for their Secretary.
I wish to make known to you that I fully agree
to those two Commissioners, with whom I will
treat alone and directly. Mr. the Consul Dillon
vtill be present at the conference; he will" have
there a consulting voice, but not a deliberative
In consequence of your precited answer of to
day at mid-day, my letter written at the aatnc
hour becomea without an object.
- To-morrow, I will lie on board the Gassendi,
at II o'clock, precisely.
Receive, Mr. the Minister, &.c. &c.
II. It. M. M.n. ror. R. latino., to Admiral K; Tromelin.
Delivered bv the King's Commissioners to the
Admiral, Aug'. iMih, 19-19. .
Palace, 28th Ang., 1S49, 9, . M.
Sir, I hope you will not consider it a dis
courtesy, in me, not todomore than acknowledge
the receipt of your two despatches of yesterday,
and express my sincere pleasure that you are
fully satisfied with the selection that the King
lias made of SjKrcial Commissioners to confer
with you this day.
I take the lilerty of referring you to my No,
fi, 7, and 8 to Mr. Consul Dillon; and I earnestly
lcg loth you and him to infer no disrespect to
either of you, tiersonally, in my absence, as Min
ister of Foreign Relations, from those confer
ences w ith vou. in consultation with M. Dillon,
which I am fain to hope will be conducted in a
spirit of enual justice, enuiry and respect, and
will end in the restoration of that harmony and
good understanding which we all surpass each
other in desiring.
Receive, &c. &.c.
ti -a n r 1 . 1 o.l. . it . t I. .
'.j yj 11 1 ucsuay, nie -oui, ni 1 1 o tiucn . .1.,
tlio Commissioners appointed1 by His Majesty,
accompanied bv their honorary Secretary, re-
tiairexl on lioard the war steamer "UasseiKii,
and after a conference of three hours, iu which
the Admiral stated that he did not charge the
Hawaiian Government with any violation of the
T reaty, but merely with placing a wrong in
terpretation upon its 6th article, relating to
1 ha duttr to be laid ution brandy and other
spirituous liquors of French origin, and in
which the King's Commissioners stated their
regret at -the misunderstanding which had
arisen in reference to the audience, which it was
MotCte intention of the King to refuse, returned
on shore, reported to His Majesty in Privy
Council, asked and received further instructions.
At six o'clock, they returned to the "Gassendi,"
and a ftcr another conference of four hours, came
on shore without having been able to come to a
satisfactory arrangement. The minutes of what
transnired at these conferences, taken down in
short hand, will be added, in the Appendix, if
copied out in time. Meanwhile, the lollowing
document, duly authenticated by both parties, is
Points of disagreement in the Conference of 28th
Aug. 1849, between Rear Admiral de Trom
elin, and Gerrit P. Judd and Win. L- Lee,
the King's Special Commissioners.
Admiral de Tromelin proposes to the Hawaii
an Government to reduce the duty on brandy,
and other spirituous liquors, to some per centage
to be agreed upon by the conferees, naming as
a fair duty eighty per cent.
The commissioners offer to refer the question
of duty on brandy and other spirituous liquors to
the arrangement of France and the King's Spe
cial Commissioner in France, the Hawaiian Gov
trnment giving a satisfactory guarantee that they
m ill abide by the decision resulting from such
reference, anil also to abide by the decision of
some neutral (tower ukjii all questions upon
which France and the Special Commissioners
The Admiral answers that he is willing to re
fer to France the question of the duty on brandy,
but to her alone, recognising no neutral power
as an umpire. That if the government will give
a guarantee iu specie, say twenty thousand dol
lars, that all duty over the amount France may
decide as just, he w ill wait one year or sixteen
months from this day, the Hawaiian Govern
ment agreeing, in case the duty is not fixed by
France at the expiration of that time, to consider
the duty of HO per rent, as the law ful one from
this date, and refund the difference lietween that
per centage and the duty collected, with interest
from the time of collection.
The King's Commissioners object to the limit
oflime, and to leaving the whole thing to the de
cision of France alone. They state their desire
Car MiiA liuinirA ti rum iiiipchniia tavli..'ti t r- rw.t IkA
settled by France Bud the Special Commissioner,
to be named by France and the Commissioner.
The Admiral states that he cannot consent Jo
ihe umpirage of a third Power, iu any event
But the Adoiind adds that he will recommend
a reference to some umpire, upon questions which
France and the King's Special Commissioner
cannot agree oii.
The Admiral further adds that he cannot pro
ceed to discuss or arrange any of the other de
mands, unless the question relating to the duty
011 brandy and other spirituous liquors be first
G. P. Jcdd, ir.
V. L. Lee, Commissioners.
Read ami approved, as exact, "" i
Legoabant de Tromemk.
DO" During these negotiations, the work of
dismantling the rort was progressing, and con
tinued up to the 30th instant, a little past mid
snce, IA I. II aim rnrn;n
Corvette "the Gassendi," 1
t of Honolulu, Aug. 29, 1 949.
) past 1, f. m., of Ihe SOth.) )
Steam Corvette "the Gassendi,"
Mr. the Minister, I have the honor of advis
ing you that I have this morning withdrawn the
two guardians which I bad believed it my duty
to leave, so long as it was permitted for me to
hoforthe re-establishment of the good rela
tions which the Hawaiian Government, in my
said house of "lleauregard," valley of Nuuanu.
I shall hold in consequence, agreeably to the of
ficial notice transmuted under the date of the
25th of this month, the Hawaiian Government
responsible for all the damages which may hap
pen to the said house, ami to the furniture w hich
it contains, from the precited date.
Please to receive, &.c. &c.
The receipt of ihe above was acknowledged
by Mr. YVyllie, on the 30th, at half-past 2, r. si.
From llie Mm. of l imine, to Ihe Collector General.
Palace, 29th Aug. 1849.
Sir, By command of the King in Privy Coun-!
cil, I hereby instruct you to grant certihcates 01
owner-hip to any owner of cargo, or agent of any
Hawaiian vessel, now seized and in the custody
of Rear Admiral Tromelin.
This order is granted upon the promise of
Real Admiral Tromelin that upon such certifi-
cate lieme prsente!, the property on roani
Hawaiian vessels, seized by his orders, shall be
Your obedient servant, &.c. &-c-
From th follector Central, to I lie Min. of Finance.
Honolulu, Aug. 29, 1849.
Sir, Agreeably with voiir written instructions
of this dav. I cave Mr. Bartow a certificate of
ownership of a ouantity nl molasses ami 01 ner
cargo on board I he schooners Louisa and Martha,
w hich he informs me he presented to Hear Ad
miral le Tromelin, ith a request to be permit
ted to land the said- proiterty lielonging to Dr.
Wood, an American citizen, and that the Admi
ral refused to allow him to laud the same.
Most respectfully, &.c. Stc.
II. II. M Min. For. Relation to Admiral de Tromelin.
Palace, Aug. 29, 1849, 4 to 12, Noon.
Sir, 1 am commanded by the King to request
of you the extension of time till three o'clock,
this day, for a final reply to your last proposal
to His Majesty's Commissioners.
You may depend upon a final reply by the hour :
I renew the assurance, &.c. &e.
Adu.iral de Tiomtliii, lo II. II M. Min. F'rien Rclatinna.
Steam Corvette, Gassendi,
Steam Corvette, Gassendi, 1
Aug. 29, 1849, at mid-day. V
i-ived sul past 1, r. m.) )
(received aX past 1, r. m.) )
Mr. the Minister, I have this instant rcceiv-1
The Cnti.nl of France, to V. It Min Foreign Ti-1nHn.
ed the letter in which yon request of me, in the!eillll(.naem(,nt of the 28th Nov., 1843, and to
name of the King, a prolongation of the delay ! ,no Treaty of the 2tth March, 1846, the cnclos-
uutil three o'clock in the aiternoon, to-oay, io'e,j
make known to me the definitive answer of the
Hawaiian Government to my proposals to the
Commissioners of II is Majesty.
I am pleased to grant mis new oeiay, w men i
only grant with the view of exhausting the means j
. i i i.
of conciliation, so that it I be brought to employ j
force, I may say that I only did so after having
tried all other means ol good acconl.
deceive, Mr. the Minister, &.c. &.c.
IT. II. M. Mm. Foivijii Relations lo Admiral dr Troinrlin.
Palace, Aug. 29, 1849, at past 2, p. m".
Sir, I am directed by the King and Council
to pass to you, officially, iu the most respectful
maimer, copies of the enclosed Uesolul ions, fully
sanctioned by the King and Council, for your ac
ceptance, and to state His Majesty's belief that
after this solemn offer all just occasion 6r war,
or even reprisals, is completely removed, and the
honor of France and your own fully covered, un
der the law of nations. - .
Hoping that vou will take this view, I renew,
fX3"Thc follow ing are the Resolutions of the
King and Privy Council, alluded to iu Mr.
Wvllie's preceding note:
fit-solved, That the King and Government
duly appreciate the disposition of dear Admiral
de Tromelin to settle the existing difficulties with
His Majesty's Commissioners scut on board the
Gassendi. "And that while the King and Gov
ernment repeat their determination to adhere lo
the Treaty of the 2Cth of March, 1840, as it may
lie interpreted by the joint parties to its forma
tion, until it lie modi lied or siiersedcd by a new
treaty to which France shall consent, they de
plore the necessity under w hich the Admiral con
siders himself placed of pressing the King and
Government to an immediate decision in regard
to the sense to be given to that 'ilreaty, and they
hereby empower the Minister of Foreign Rela
tions to make lo the Adiffirnl the follow ing pro
tiositions: First. That all pending difficulties lie refer
red to the decision of the Government of France
in concert with the King's special plenipoten
tiary; and, in case of non-agreement upon any
point, to the final award of any friendly Power,
to be named by . France herself; the Hawaiian
Government pledging the King's faith and the
national revenues, and, if required, the further
guarantee of some friendly power to abide by
and carry out all the provisions of such decision
Secosidlt. That if the Admiral agree to this,
a contract to the above effect be drawn up and
signed by him and the King's Commissioners.
Thirdly. That having made these propo
sals, the King of the Hawaiian Islands solemnly
declares that he has done all in his power and
all that under the law of Nations, and existing
encasements with France, can lie justly requir
ed of him as necessary to satisfy the honor of
v 1 ..r a,i..,;,,.1. ,.n.l tl.t nlt.r thU
offer, securing and ffuaranteeing the most ample
' -- . . . li-
reparation upon all points, as France herself, or
the umpire of her own choice, may pronounce
just, ihe King believes that all just cause for war
or even reprisals, under the law ol Nations, is
(Signed,) Kamehameha. s.J
By the King and the Premier.
R. C. Wvllie,
Min. For. Relations.
Admiral deTmniclin.lo II. II. M. Min. Fon ipa Rilalionu.
(Translation corrected by Admiral deTromelin.)
La Poursuivante," SOth Aug. 1849.
Mr. the Minister, In answer to the communi
cation with which you have honoretl me to-day,
and by which are terminated ihe conferences at
w hich the useless Commissioners nominated by
ihe King Kamehameha III. came to assist, I Un
dress you herewith a definitive declaration, ac
cording to which irtmly remains tome to give an
account lo the Government of the French Re
public of my measures, and of the obstinacy of
As you will see in ihe note annexed, the schr.
" Kaiiiehameha" only will lie seized, and the
ow ners of other Vessels provisionally detained,
may resume possession of them from this date,
without any obstacle. It npears to ine just not
to attach, except to the really culpable, the re
sponsibility and the punishment of acts, to the
accomplishment of which, neither foreign cotn
mrce, nor Hawaiian individuals have contribu
ted. ... ,
I express to you, here, Mr. the Minister, the
regret which I exjierience in seeing, contrary to
my hojies, the question that divides us so pain
fully resolved, to the discontent of both parties,
and 1 renew, here, the assurance, &.c. &c.
' Admiral de Tromelin, to II. II. M. Mia. Foreie Reliiw.
(Translation correcteJ by Admiral deTromelin.)
"La Poursuivante," SOth Aug. 1S49.
Tb undersigned, Rear Admiral, Commander-in-Chief
of the Naval Forces of the French Re-
The Adiainl had reatrietrd the time tn 12, aomf, preeiaely.
Aa the FrfiM-h deapau-hra bad all lo be tran.l.trd. and ita.-n
rendered into llawaitaa, the lima Ml for deliberation waa tery
THE POLYNESIAN, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,
public, in the Pacific O. ean, has received, yes
terday at thrgr o'clock, the resolution of the Ha
waiian Government, taken in Council and sign
ed by the hand of King Kamelnimeha III., and
relative to the differences w hirh exist on the sule
jectofthe interpretation ami execution of the
Treaty of the 20th of March, 184G.
The propositions made by the Hawaiian Gov
ernment not being acceptable, for the reason that
it persists in wishing to submit France to the ar
bitration of a third power, whilst previously, in
analogous circumstances, it has not persisted in
such a pretension towards England, the under
signed, ugreeably to the orders of the French
Government, notifies to the Hawaiian Govern
ment, that count inir from this day, the thirtieth of
.1.7, ih. ' rre,ny of the 3fth ..fM-Vh. .84,1, no,
beh loyally executed by it, is declared null and
voi,.; S&oin thiday, the o nations,
! i it .. ...., ;...lv
August, eighteen lninlrel ami loriy-nme, at mm
French and Hawaiian, return, respectively, mi-
l.r tlip pinnire of the Convention concluded the i
f.th and I7th.lulv.1839, U-iw.cn Ciitil. Laplace
and King Kamehatneha 111.
Ami, considering that in consequence of the
erroneous interpretation that the Hawaiian Gov
ernment persists in giving to the treaty of the
2Cth of March, 184!., it has exercised against the
citizens and the commerce of France, exactions
which have been protested against, to no effect,
by competent official parlies, tind bcc&u.-e it per
sists ill the same courses, the undersigned, by
w ay of reprisals and in order lo have some guar
antees of indemnity and reparation of damages
occasioned to France, polities here lo the Ha
waiian Government ihathe wilt cause to be seiz
ed anil captured all the properties of this gov
ernment, w hich shall fall into his power, respect
ing always the property of private individuals,
liecause the undersigned does not wish to make
Hawaiian subjects responsible for the faults of
the counsellors of their King.
It is for this reason that he confines himself,
to-day, to disarm the Fort at Honolulu, and to
seize, definitively, the schooner " Kamehameha,"
the only one of the vessels actually under deten
tion which belongs to the Hawaiian Govern
ment. The undersigned declares this government re
sponsible, (so(idaircment) and personally, for all
damages w hich may be occasioned to French
citizens present in the Hawaiian Archipelago,
whether in their persons or their property; and
he reserves besides to the French Government
to pursue, by the means which it shall judge pro
ier, the complete reparation of all their griev
ances. n. II. M. Mia. For. Relation, to H. B. M'a. Connnl Oencral.
Foreign Office, Aug. 25, 184ft, pnsaerl nt
(Separate and urgent.)
Qlr Tli IT Min mv miKtpr. e.otrunaiids me to
' f information and for that
nP .,,llir mivernmeiit. ns a ioint party to the sol
COpjcs f the peremptory tlemamls made on
the 2-2d instant by the admiral and Consul of
France, and of the replies to the same, which 1
d.'ivo annt iii bv His Maiestv's command.
.-.- .... j - j j
It is not believed that any consequences can
jU:j,v ensue endangering tli lives and properties
f Ur;iish subject, which His Majesty will pro-
tect so long as I lis Sovereign Authority and the
empire of his laws arc respected. W hen that
period ceases, His Majesty's power to protect
will cease also, and it w ill Ie for you as the re
presentative of Iler Britannic, Majesty, to act as
you may consider to lie necessary.
It may be of impogance to you to know that
by command f the King, I addressed on the
2AI instant, by the James Monroe, a request in
His Majesty's name, through His Commissioner
iu London, for the friendly mediation of the Brit
ish Goveiunent with that of France, in regard to
.11 d....,.lj ......lo a. a tlfit t.l'.V I ID lat'lllf lltlflll
this Government bv the Consul and Admiral of j
he French Republic; ami to obtain this favor,
the King commands me to request your good
With the highest respect and consideration, I
have the honor to lie, Sir, your most obedient
and humble servant.
R. C. Wtllif..
Wm. Miller. Esii , II. B. M's. Consul General.
N. I. In case Ihe mentation ol ine L.1111.-11 : the treaty concluded between r ranee and
Government should ! objected to, or should .be t,e Sandwich Islands, iu a manner which re
declined by them, a similar note willi a similar 'quired a prompt ami complete reparation, which
intent is now passed to the Consul of the United divers acts, of which some French citizens have
States. The King engages to ratify and abide been the victims, render still iudistensable."
by the 11 w aril of the British Government, or of , And the Admiral advised me among other
the President of the. United States, acting cither j things, that unless the Hawaiian Government
solely or jointly, on nil points that may not lie should comply with the ultimatum, sent Py him,
ao-rced upon between the trench i.overnmcnt ,M
ami the King's. special Commissioner,
Jackson Jarves, rxi
A similar letter was addressed to Joel Turrill,
Esq., Consul of the Lnittd Mates, w ith the same
II. II. M. Min. For. Rekuioit, lo Admiral do Tnnm lin.
Foreign Office, Aug. SI, 1849, 4 past II, a, m.
Sirf I am directed to apprise you that not
withstanding official notifications, by Mr. Con
sul Dillon, under dates 25ih and 20th inst., pro
fessing to throw upon this Government the re
sponsibility of the safeguard, from llie former
date, of his house and furniture in Nuuanu val
ley, and Chaticcllerie, in Honolulu, but without
offering either inventory, or survey, or appraise
ment, or even the keys, it has just been made
known to the King in Council, that M. Dillon,
personally, and through his agents, has re-entered
upon and resumed possession of both of the
premises above mentioned.
I am however, authorized, fully by the King
and Council, to declare to you that so far as His
Majesty's now crippled means will allow, the
persons and properties of every French citizen,
and all French vessels ami citizens arriving at
. . ,
anv of his ports, will remain jusi as sine, amine
as carefully protected as they were belore the
I 1, . , . I . .. ...... l,nfl.u .ajni'lail tn .n.l nu thn
Reprisals that vou have resorted to, and nsthe
ersons and properties of the subjects and cit
izens of the most favored nations now are.
I renew the assurance, Stc. &c.
Admi)iU- Troim tin, lo II. II. M. Min. Fon-ign Rrlaliona.
- "La Poursuivante,", )
Aug. 31, 1849, i past 3, v. m.
Mr. ihe Minister, 1 have the honor of ac-
knowlcdzinz receipt of thro despatches which
you have addressed lo me Jo-day, and of the
lour enclosures wmc tney comameo.
As the question now stands, I consider it use
less to re-enter here and hereafter in a discussion
the results of which can never replace us in our
respective situations w here w e were belore these
last affairs. To the French Government alone
it belongs now to discuss and to decide.
I renew here, &c. &.c.
II. B. M's. Coasul Gem-rat, lo H. H. M. Min. For. Rel.
II. B. Majesty's Consulate General;
Honolulu, Aug. 27, 1849. $
Sir, I have lo acknowledge the receipt of
your despatch of the 25th instant, in which, by
order of the King, you enclosed to me, for my
information, and that of the British Government
as a joint party to the declaration signed iu Loti
on the 28th of Nov., 1843, and tohe Treaty of
the 2Gth of March, 184fi, copies of the peremp
tory demands made on the 22d inst. by the Rear
Admiral and Consul of France, and of the rejdy
to 1 lie same by His Majesty's command.
Vou, at the same time, inform me that the Ha
waiian Commissioner in London had been in
structed to solicit the friendly mediation of the
Uritish Government with that of France, in re
gard to all demands made, or lhat may be made
upon this Government by the Admiral and Con
sul of the French Republic; and that in case the
mediation of the British Government should be
objected tn or declined, a note has lieeu passed
to the Consul of the United States with a view
to obtain a similar friendly mediation of the
American Government; and, ultimately, that the
King engaged to ratify and abide by the award
of the British Government, or of the President
of the United States, acting either solely or joint
ly, on all Kinta that may. not be agrfbtl upon be
tween the French Government ami the Hawaii-
an Special Commissioner now on his way to
In reply, I have the honor to state. Tor the in
formation of the King and his Government, thai,
having received a notification from Admiral de
Tromelin; dated the 23d inst., that it was his in
tention to resort to coercive measures unless he
obtained a satisfactory answer lo bis demands,
the precise nature of which I was already aware
of, I considered it, under all the existing rircum-
vYiiixlipiit ami tinnier in mv replv, to
runner, .. " I - I - L
riiiiiVrit the view I entertained as to Ihe course
usually adopted in the event of any infraction of
. 1 . 1 . . 1 : 1 . ....
a t reatv, namely, mill me rt-siot-ni iiwuii
diplomatic agent, nt the party aggrieved iirsi re
monstrated, anil if that was not rimti"h, he then
protested against the evil complained of, refer-
'ring tie question to hi, government for their de-
Actuated by a sincere desire to co-o perate nil ,
In iiv nnivpr tn brum the noints in thsliute to a
in my power to uring tlie points in mspuie i
peaceable termination, I, as the Uritisll Kepre-,
sentative here, offered to guarantee, if required,
and Uovernmeut unices oi iioiioiuiu, I innerim-
i i -. r .1 . . .. I. ........ I l,.iu
sideml it further my duty to pro est, and I hae
this day formally protested, to the trench A.I-
miral against the occupation of the fort and
Government offices by the forces under his com-1
mand, asa violation of the Mutual Agreement of(
thn Mih N.ix. mil I iv u'hieh the I5ritih hihI .
a n I'll I . I l . .
French Governments, recinrtically, pledged
" ' J . . .
themselves never to take possession, neither di
rectly or under the title of Protectorate, or un
der any other form, of any part of the Territory
of the Sandwich Islands.
I have, moreover, addressed, and forwarded
w ith the protest, a letter lo Admiral de Tromelin
iu which I have given at some length, the view
I have leen constrained to take with respect to
his hostile proceedings, and to the nature of his
demands, especially of those which insist upon the
reduction of the duty upon spirituous liquors to
50 per cent, ad valorem, and the adoption of the
French language in business intercourse between
the Custom House and other Hawaiian Govern
ment offices and French citizens: and I cannot
persuade myself that the view which I have thus
taken and conveyed in a friendly manner to Ad
miral de Tromelin, will fail to have some weight
in conducing to an amicable termination of the
With assurances ofhigh consideration, &.c.
The Conaul a-ftlie V. S., to II. II. M. Min. For. Rrlationa.
United States Consulate,
' Honolulu, Aug. 25, 1349. $
Sir, I have the honor of acknowledging the
receipt of your despatch, bearing even date here
with, enclosing copies of the jieremptory de
mands, made on the 22ud inst., by the Admiral
and the Consul of France, and of the replies to
the same, and informing me that you had, by com
mand of the King, on the 23d of this month, ad
dressed a request, in his Majesty's name, through
his Special Commissioner, Jas. Jackson Jarves,
Esq., for the friendly mediation of His Excel
lency the President of the United States w ith the
Government of France, iu regard to all demands,
made, or that may be made, upon this Govern
ment, by the Consul and Admiral of the French
Republic, and to obtain this favor, the King com
mands you to request my "good offices." Vou
also inform me that a similar note had been ad
dressed by you, to H. B. M's. Consul General
soliciting the mediation of England, stating that
the King engages to ratify and abide by the
award of the President of the United States, or
of the British Government, acting solely, or joint
ly on all points that may not be agreed upon be
tween the French Government and the King's
Special Commissioner. Vou may assure His
Majesty the King, that I will checrlully do any
!" ny power to aid in bringing about an ami
cable adjustment of existing difficulties, and for
that purpose, shall lose no time in sending to the
President of the United States a copy of your
despatch, accompanied with such remarks as 1
may deem necessary.
I received a letter from Rear Admiral Lego
arant de Tromelin, on the 24th instant, bearing
ilyte the 23d, in w hich hestates that "the Hawaii
an Government, especially, in latter times, vio-
I III WIII.III aaaaaiaaaa. OHOU I VI A lUIIWl ? I II I t V,
o'clock, r. m., this day, that force would lie used.
13elievinr. that the Admiral had been misin-
formed, in relation lo the violation of the treaty,
an J know ing that the use of force for the pur-
pose, and m the manner indicated by him, would
greatly injure American Commerce in ihe Pa
cific Ocean, I expressed in decided terms in my
answer to the Admiral's letter, liearing tlate the
24th inst., the opinion, that neither the letter nor
the spirt of the treaty had been violated by the
Hawaiian Government, and I protested against
the enforcing of the demands in the manner in
dicated hv the Admiral.
f a- . 1 n !..
I shall lose no tunc in making tne 1 resnieni 01
the United States fully acquainted with the course
1 have taken in relation to the proceedings of the
Admiral and the Consul ofYrance.
1 have the honor to be, Stc. &c.
BY COMMAND OF THE KING OF THE HAWA
Uv obdeb op l!i Majcstv, Kamehamsha III.,
Kiso or the Hawaiian Islasds, given to the under
signed on Thursday, the thirtieth day of August, 1649,
after receipt of a ifespntcli liJ aame day, and addre
eil t. the iiiiiler.isned. from Kear Ad mi nil Lcgoarant de
Tromelin, Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of
ihe French Republic, 111 the r:icihc Ocean, in which, re
jecting the oirer made by H13 Majesty's command, to re
ler all dillereiieos of (.pinion about the true meaning and
interpretation of the Treaty ol the 2Cth of March, 1816,
jointly lo France and Great Britain, who jointly framed it
and proposed it to His Majesty (agreeably t the express
understanding between the uut!erigned and the Commis
sionrr of France, and the Consul General of Her Britan
nic Majesty,) and rejecting the offer of indubitable secur
ity and guaranty for ibe full amount of all indemnity and
reparation, in all cases, claims and grievances whatsoev
er, that France herself might pronounce to lie just, after
fully hearing and amicable concert with His Majesty's
Special Plenipotentiary, or that a friendly nation of her
own choice, might declare to be just. a, umpire, in re
gard to point whereon France and His Majesty's Plen
ipotentiary might not be able to agree, he the aaid Admi
ral subjects His Majesty's weak and unresisting Kinsrdom
to the harsh law of reprisals, the undersigned. Minister
or Foreign Kelntinns, 111 Ins Majesty's name, and on His
Mnieaiv's lehnlf. most solemnly nrrveal to the pood faith
! ami iusiiee of France, under Her Enrvrcmcnl of the 2Slb
of November, ls43, aud I'potest against the inlringe
ment of lhat Engagement, by the said Admiral, in land
ing a Military Force, in hostile array, and taking milita
ry possession ot the tort, Covernmenl ottice, and Custom-house
of Honolulu, and of those portions of the ter
ritory ol His Majesir'a Domain on which these edifices
stand, on the afternoon of Saturday, the twenty-fifih of
August, 1349, immediately after the receipt ol a despatch
from the undersigned, by His Majesty's command, ren
dering all such hostile measures absolutely unnecessary;
the undersigned further pbotbcts against the attempt of
the said Admiral to justify these proceedings upon the
ground that His Majesty bad violated the Treaty of ihe
26th of March, 1346, which His Majestv declares he has
not violated, but which the Consul of Frince, in despite
of its raiificutiou by the late King of the French, did vio
late both tn word and spirit, as was shown in His Ha
waiian Majesty's protest, through ihe undersigned, of
the 2Stb r eftruary, IS4S, in rtgard lo Wines, agd which
llie Admiral nimseu aiioirtpiea again 10 violate, in let
ter - and .pint, 111 regard to spirituous liquors,
which violations, if approved by France, (which Hia Ma
jesty does not W 11c re ttiey can tie,) under the Law of Na
tions would abrosate sauf Treatv altogether: the under
signed further pkotests against the said Admiral, for an
assumption of His Majesty's Sovereignty, in printing and
the execution i,y tnis uovernmen, oi me t.ec.-.o.. jo. - ,e"a".;, I h... ,d,... i- ..
w hich mi::ht be come to m Pans. iM ii.ii ".. w r.lu f IW-. u tli.-ilirf m-
Detachments of French armed seamen having, ' "(.llr n" ,u K' B 1 -
however, taken and kept possession of the r ort I i , Smi-w. and ur-l up..u lli Majri I tr ihr l-r-; di note.
posltng op ia the .treeu of II.. Majesty'. Cap.ial. -s ith.
Lraiafof Sunday, l xStb f Aaal. a Z'
maio, ia cw.tni.ll l H. MJiy U KJ
Authority. prHeo.U? lo camel the Mid I rmly f II"
.. VI Tk Ull a.llil IT lh l lttriltMM Ol
La place, hich oer w.i a I" teat V I J nt'1h'!
ralilied n. and wa -l.ily sunulle.1 by U rr.mi.i io
:he said TrestT of die iiiiU ul lKU, I Jto, lilouKn ll
Majesty, al Hie Admiral s own Ujfiel.lou, ua ll S-.l ft ! .
August, 149, haU nouiii.aUd ial fiiw.iH wr, 1
lor ihe eioress pur !" makinif an an.it "lie 'J"-'-!
menl with' the anJ Almiral, oa priociple r ih. jJhi Hi ,
honor ami dieinlv of Knrnce with Ihe lilu. ol Hi .! ;
jeslv guraiilrrl !) Ierell i lliit uiHierniwtt turllxf
nuiuti avainst Ihe aul Aiiimral lr Ihe htii ami un
iwtessary avl of lsuniina lo llnow dowo the gun. ami
dismantle His Maje-ly Koil, iu the f..ieu.m .. Tor.
day, the tweinj-eissliili day 1 Aii-t, l-, t ih- ery
time whfo Ills Majesty '. C'oiliBiia-ioiiera wrre i.atf- d
ou hoard ihe war alvaincr liawrmll lit Cunjirnur tnh
Ihe Admiral, with Ihe vnw sli.-.l; me un.i. r.riM-.i nir
ol the king'. Mmiier. from iheir rtm, l I .
.. .. i i .. .... i.i .i
M valej,-, lltU, u..juily iu.ied, ami H.e pro-
leclloo due utuu.il interest., ihe omleruue.l Inrilur
UaorcsTs ay.in.i all ml ee.y m. l ihe m.i.j
. . .' .... .mil'Muia
iiireuainea, w un a rrsiiiiaiHw. c.-o. .
i.. limo-a il Ilia MaH'l"a Kliiiil'Mii htd lril I eir-
i -mi . fnomUy ,ml.,-,Hlri s.,t, ,..
5" ,'Sprria tll v u,t.,i dev.a.ji..-. .d
aiGrcal u ,ial, f the tfMli .VnrmUt, ij i,
f which is hereto pprmtrtl; ihe uml. rigiil lur-
tm-r moim-i niusl ihe rjeilma t.y ihe af..rrai.l ..
miral of Ihe MXiirily for eery tnst rroiiralMHi and uxlrni-
nrrmU r, 11 , j
ml.TMgiMil I or- j (
e aforroaul .l- ,
mhi and lii'lrin- 1
uadervittMil. mi 1
.. a: I,- li.. Liimith ill. ii.il.t. iiinl na.
UMJ uilLin. ' , in, . ' J- - ' ; i . . . . . v - " -- - ...
Wednesday, the Iwruiy-niiith day of Aunt, HIV, au.1
again! the llrptuuiU atler thai oiler reorlrd to l y the
.aid Admiral, weakening Hi. lajeMy,.iithoruy. ami y
ihe waulon drlruclun nl hi Military Mim, diMiii
His Majesty from uuremg inlettine disorder, rebel
ling Pirales, and eiteuitintf lh.it nroteilion to the perMin
and propertie. of French ciliiem, the rrponililiiy of
which, Ihe aid Admiral, nererlhelea., rruile not lo
throw alrinenlly nymm Hi. Majesty; the am!rrit(ied
further raoicCT against I lie .enure and contiralofi l.y
Ihe taul Admiral ol the Kiii(' Ya lit, iuiliurnal.e to
keep up the communications hclwrea Hi. .Majeiy l.
anils, ami toenaMe 1 1 r- Maje.ty lo inalc llne proir.-f
throughout Ins Inland wlial. are necessary lo lli- ir pmul
irovernnient; the nnilerNined further run iT aif3inl
the seizure and deieiitnui hy mders of the anl Admiral
of all other vesrl under the Hawaiian or any other nag,
and against thedaumife. thcrel-y done l tu ulijvt ami
lo Foreign Heidents horn, and all Fomiruer. wiihm
his Waters, ills M.ijeiy 1. found to proP-cl a. iiiikIi a
In. own stiljecl; the uodcii!;iieil lurilur ronTi
against the printed I'rocltimnlwn hy the Admiral, posted
up on the lliirneth da-of August, I !. lor ihe rrann
aforesaid, and because it is a Hagrant outrage on Hi. Ma
jesty', righu, guaranterd hy France, herll, in ihe joint
dcclaralioit herein lfor menlioiMd, anti under the T rea.
ly f lb 6lh of March, IS16, copy of whK-h aM ia here,
unto appended; the unjerienel lurcher motot again.l
the ground taken by ia Admiral in hi afonaul l'rtc!a-
ernment hive wade an erroneou. interirelatMMi of either,
IliaiJOII auu in wiiiti whuiikiiib, ..aw, l.i Jiajr-.ij a Vl
the letieror .pml of any part of thaiTreaiy. and in
thereof, made any unjust or nnlawful eatiiKw whateTer,
either of ! reach ciliiem, or other hocrigner ami agjiiii
the right arrogated by nun and by the Coo .ul ol ranee
to pronounce their own mlerpreiaiion to be the 0 reel
one, and lo suljeci His MajeMy to War and IlrpruaU on
mere difference of opinion, aikl lieca-ie His Majesty re.
fuses to adopt their interpretation, until after uch differ
ence shall hare leen clt a-'y ami fairly deculeil by arnica
hie reference, as mleruaumiTil I .aw prnvnie. fr.r in atich
cases, and aii, in this rase, was exprely provided lr l.e-
tweeu the underignel, as II is Majesty rieiuiviivuiiarv,
and the Comiiii.-niier of Frame, and Cinnl I Corral id
Great llrit.tni as aforevaid; the undcnig.ied fur' tier rm
Ttana against the pretension of said Admiral and Consul
to interfere either with Hie K lizmn or t-iiH-aliin l Mi-
Majesty's siil j.ils, or with the appropriation ol the loml.
coiitrilniled I v his sudjecl. for lliose inirm.ej llie under.
signed fuither raoTEsT atrainsl their 10U rk reuce iih or
opposition to the laws of this Kingdom, and to the jurivl:c :
lion of His .najeiy inunj ot ju-nce a. eiii it-ne.i i.
law. and uz:iinl llieir extraordmurT pretention tocliim i
damages and indemnity of the Hawaiian loivtrinurni hi j
their own view ol case, lelre sucli case. nae eter t-u
.... .1... ti f.:i 1. ... ....... 1 1 1 ..1 1.
lieiore lll llliail iihuhih-i .v.. i.rmu ... ,i
1 h ir. i:,iiipnt. Die iiii.i.rirnr.i inrtlier m...
tots against the Adimrul iinput itioii ! i! tin.ii lo
the hlingS Commissioner, in rei-.n
i.i.jlr ttiir itntv In ilieir I.ihL lo
their own conM iei.ee., they could ut f.i.l n. r. .i-l
the nndcrsigiicir further PBOTtsr. biuui tl voluot r
hauling down of the Fiench foiiu'ar rl.g. and the ...tun
tarv ah:iii.!..nm.-nt of the a.d t prirste h..u-e.and
id hi. nut. I if oltirt umliT aililt r.iof ll.iMlsI V r I Jl' Ji'ralrtI
lor which rallies he soujlit to make tlie kin?' lH.rm
menl responsible on lh "J'.th of AngiM, I !'.; and I be
undersigned pbote.t asaiifl, and throw the repoui.
biiity Uon sam Admiral lor all aani.i?e, injnnr, rap
tures, detention., eontiseations, or detriment, of any kind
whatsoever, to all person or ihiug, ihu: have enonl
from the measures adopted by him since ihe twenty. -ond
day of August, Hl'.i, or liial he may hereafter adopt,
in puruaii e of the unjiist und unlaw ful demam!. l.'n 11
Aud, finally, the undersigned, in the Kins', name, am!
en is Majesty', behalf, i commanded lo raTfcT lliat
the King does iml conider himeit al war wilU Fram e
that he entertain, for Frame Ihe ulitioM rei.. and thai
notwilhstandin!; all he has wnj-i-tl y suMre,! frontbe A.I
iniral ami Ihe Consul iel"ire named, is Majesl) baa ji
ve.! the stricteM order thai ihe pera and aropertir. d
alt ciliaen. of Fra-tc. ikiw oa ih llnn4, r thm9 mat
hereafter arrue, be as uiueh rrprr!eti ami a csefi.l!
protected a if said Adnnrai li i.l iiillo trd usm is l.i
jesty and ujion l.i. sulijeci. no injuries liah , r.
Imie in pr.ene of ihe King and Cotim il, un.
Hi r my baud ami the Great
. . Se.il t'f ihe kingdom, at llx
f The flreat Seal l'alace nf oiiolulu, tin l!urd
I of the I day of S-pieml-er, in Ibe y. ar
( Hawaiian kingdom J ol our Lord one thousand eight
" ' hiutakcd and fony-nin.
w K C. WYI.LIE.
For copy of the joint declaration of France and Great
Britain, and the treaty of aClh March, I s 16 apjieojdnl, un
der seal, to (he foregoing Protest, ee the last page of this
II. II. M. Mm. For. RilatioBa, to Admiral d Turn Im.
Foaci Orrn k. 11 m-l.-ailnr, l-"tr.
(pained al li, BiHMt, Idhh Ihr Palarr.)
ir. By command of ihr Kinf and l ounril, I kar lo ! to
tne tnflwil IT..I.-.I, in rrhty In your UopsKa, and lla
rneloanrr, of Ihe Soth ol Anct, Is 19.
li will be lor Krsnre aaw the worM lo j-Mlgr, whether. In Ihr
measure. proielrd axainal, the eouurllr vf 11m King arr
lie rensured and punched lor their mwlwrr lo Ihe drmiml.
which atlimleJ )mi a pretext Uw Ihr perjirtralMHi ot thaw
measures, ur wneiner yoa . artrd umler hasiy iuiim -i.
ami, pr naps, iiniaaniimi tuvirr.
llu behall vt m rolleafue, ami of bo m If, I .Mure , la
the mint emphatic manner, that there m aot ear m a kc
Und the .mallral shallow of Jiolier la aay o iff lha drmaada
made b 5011 and Ihe Cumoil f Frame, na the Jii ot Aaguat,
I'M:", (rrrpnm mily the Dral, ami Ihe latter clause f the laird
alrrailji lank ill carried mil tot Ihu t.uvrrameBl.) or the
ainallcat atrMiij or anlii ia any of ihe harm, prorrnling
aiibariiucMtl) adopted by yHi. In mating ao, )imi arc a4 lu
eonHirr aa aa ariualed either by private frrlirg. ur aay a.
nonai niaa. A puhlic Die a we iliaclaim all aw a 1 ihe aolirt
of our King i. cmr of perirci r.nahty and Impartiality toward
an nalioH. ami all nri ; and I aura )mj, ka4 the Amtriru
LommisliHT, or the Hrilish Admiral, barked bt lb wkaile
of Ihe I ailed (Mates, la iha wr eaar, aad by the wkf4c navy wf
(rrat Britain, in the other cur, uwaiiml npnm mm b demands
aa tnoae refer ml lu, the wuuM bat btca deall wilb la, pes.
crnel), ibe tame mauaer.
t'poa one other pmnt, I maal lisahne tm. Vwa ln.inuni
om, lathe Drui'Oonl of a relrreHc Is a third power, lone ua-
ed by tranre, un .acH p a s4 iha Kw' I'Wuiuu.
trntiary might not be abla agree, there la something it i..
iiHialy direieririil tn Fran e, as compared with tr coats pre
yitmsly pumued towarda Kn(lan.l,la ar.uU.40w. rircamstauers
Had 11 plraaed yoa to all..-. . eplala In mi.mi all ..i.,
and on all com.aiata, aa I tirt. rrd iwdo to ynn, Iha Uih ul
Angiuat, I could easily have ahowa that Cot land baa aerr, ia
any one ease, (ought tn rrlir beraril from the atrtrl k-tlrr sf
any CivrRtnmal Agrermrat with Iha. tUotcraatcal. No ana
lagiwa case, Ihrrrforr, with F.Hglaud, baa er wtrurrrd. Ilml
mall liuora and cnlrr brr aamrd ia the TrraiT. aa wiar ami
pint were ami arr, I mU have met Iha rMotwiraac ui
Ihe BtitKh t'oasul tirneral,(irk had reitMniairaird atMlrrauch
rtrcamstanrr..) by declaring thai the law of aaiioa dura am
allow any nation, being party la a antema Trraly, is frre
itaeirrrom the obligatiomi araving oat U lh literal wurdiag of
uch Trealykaad especially btn that warding waa bet swa,
and, aappoaing that be had th rrat card the King', noverament
uhmi .itch ground, I w. uld, with la King prrmtaama, have
at once auitgenled and inwtrd o a retrrraca lu Fraace. aa ihr
natural and Bemaary arbiter, ia Mkrh a aapp ard aar, arrord
nig to Ihe etprrsa audrniiaiuling belweea me, ,m behttl ol Ihr
King, and M. Penia, o behalf uf Franca, and Consul f Jemr.l
Miller, oa behalf of Crrat llrilaia, prrvMrtM in the arreiiume
by the King ui the uni Treatt , uf Ihe '.la. of Man a, ci.
Nor are aameriHM prerrdraia wanting, even in regard to
lreat Britain, where Ihu (main meal eamrstly aowght the ad.
vice and good nnVe of the govrramrat of Frame, an la well
known to M Iluduit. well known to M. Ytrnu, fell laowa
X. Ilil.nn hiniicll', ami aa mast abundantly apprar ia Ihr-k
chive of the Fcwrign Ollire ia P.na. The King' I umMtlU
aever thought orVootraliug am h reference. t Kraarr, Iroui the
Briiwh Guveramenr, or rroia Unfish olln-r, Hhhi any at, poo
ailion thai I the naiiiatai Miacrptmiliiw. of Urral Bniain, or .4
the British, could be ronaed. ta prejudice to Ihu ;overamrat,
Irom any Bach applicalioa, m anlmma eirenm.taae., aiada lo
o rnlightrned and friendly a aalioa aa France. .
i.h! ,h KiB'" Oorraaiet dura 10 awe, M dor lo all,
nnder the aame ciwimatanrc ami, ia all rasr, us nolo y
quailraiea with the holy matlm ol' doing anto otbrr what yoa
Wl. ii"" ,odw , "t "" retnpramrg evil (. eviL
and of being more ready to Dn-giva thaa lo resmi.
jv " m .oca a .pint, ami aader aoca acutiinmta lowarda yua
aiid aisnnea. 1 mwa ih .um a.
Admiral de Tromelia, to II. II. J. Mia. r.nr Brmtiona.
Mr. tlie Minister,-! reeelre.1 yesterday al one o'clock, p w.
the etter with which Jam honored me, thai day, with tint
Protest made bjr you. again the acta done by mv ordrra,
tho i two iiew document., like Uinaa that tWdrd them.
Gore ,me tf -rHr Fren";
itt, ?er: lu. Minb,er' th MMrmne of m h,h -
X tllo. H II M. !- f CLimo,
(rer !Vrl .1 12, am.)
Hr 11m MiuHit,-1 Ka llw mnm mfuriHMiK
I ha tl lntr(lHt of emlug to tlw I nMMmw) i 7.
imm r.-o. Md Um II a..a I- ...I.
u ( mtm,u , Uttm Wl Mr. ;, , .u
nwn, i rliargtil to all Ow mm mii " t"Bn artk t,
W irl, reiMTh eMIii to h.
II tn hltmaiil rxuiitnirBi mmmi r M'
r I liaNWill 'Mr lotto l mlouoa Mt that I 1,,
ruwl t.. ne a Hhilrawa Ikxh ry Ui .ilul. 4 m iu
ol uuaua. my furaitxrv rrvrntnlmt aali'il t
thai mf hauv. In lh "I al- aW rt-ioaiiM, fct
rruMIUIl oftn llaataitam 0riiMu'Hl
I mar lo rtcrttr,
II. II M Mm. rr. i M I .!!..
I'.laev, llvulul. Srl 4 ! ill),
Sir. I had tli hoa,ir Iu rm O. al 12 - lunr.j,
tm vf ltr K li in nncii. ""r mm
, u Vm 1W j tn.t . i ,u
." " . ... ... .n . . .. .. .
IbmimpI mimnml l t all mi ri an.i.
wr litir Hilliml lit tlir ira-aii- i. ,
atuo. ratral 4 all tli. Bilaf pa-aa rft. .4 ailifc,
IHlllllOb,. HII inn' -fi..M.
i . 1. M Tl.t aft . . . . ,r W 1 Wf . t - - - - a
ma i..ir -. - i, ,
, atractrf la twill lo M I M i l.-r l a IMS
! I im iJ. o..-i.. of,.- l .M a....w .si
- re.iuir. .aMu-.i . roc.raaa u
I!1T'i.7i"mVi" aTJ-VailZ "to.aii'Trf Vel
.j,,, (', Mr w , m ri,m,tr,t anh aatri,iv M
I,,mw-ial iatmr.t.u Iuiht, ia H.h kiJ..ia ,mtmn a
' h.rfh irf lhm fl !: a- rr lal l i ll iiki.i
H. . ...... ...... . - -
a th.i ihu .......i i i .Ub. l. ih..M.du
lrrw..f. ruMinamrnnil t
: K',l""r, h haa tol.niailljr ali
1 "rU f11 'u
THE POLY NKS IAN.
HONGLULI', SATURDAY . SF.PT. V '
CO" In giving an account of the bile tran.
lions of the French Admiral at thee Ll.iroL, 1
publication of the offuri.il rorremdcfH-e
abolulely nrrrssary, thnt lh public ;nay yrfp
of their exact nature. This i due to lli M
j-.ty' Government, the mora particultrly a. tbt
case i one of thtxm where right haa had lo uU
mil lo might; and in the moit erlVt spirit t
noiv-reaiatance to statid up in ia tt of the
world and bol.Jy assert ii in.Jieiml.lw rijbu bow
ever disastrous the conswpiencea, w hil iu pub
lic projirrty was being deatriyed, and tba aor-
reigrity of lit .viajraty, guarantee! uy r rinct
... . . as
herself, was ling trail pled utxlrr foot by a mill-
'. (oKt lrilirt M auaill.t a hrllifer-nt opp
One of Ihe Crrf principles of the laws of av
tions, i, that iilepcndcnt States art on a perfect
equality in lb matter of sovereignty. Ita Urn
guage is, "Power or wcakneaa doea not in thi rt
spect priMlucw any difference." Thia fact ahooU
never b lot aight of, when reading ih ofTi.-u
accouul, and the demand, made by the Frewi
Admiral iimhi the government of these iaUisk
France, by the law of nations ha no ribl to tie
iihiihI of ihia kingdom a jot or tittle more ih
she would have a riht to demurwl td t lie mo.'
(Miweiful kingd.ou umoi lh fact) of the earth.
In thia lifht bow do tho ten apeciti.' clin.al
Would France have made them of aat
l9 "ru ii 11 in 1 1 111. a.) j -- - -
tio,. ..f !.,i,u.,cy oLn ,,wed any oflh.N-e n,wcm to have mad
111 IV-ni irids which, I ' ' .
o the Km?, rni.i io j auch demaiKls of lu r ? Nver, br an irtai.
..I'lbe n-at now era of t be earth, or woUmI r f ne
! ., , , praIH-e ,.,a no r'auf caUM of eompl.el
' agnilist the lUwaiian gorrtiment, la H-rlvctl
!.,.,., , WMy ,IC wh will Uk lb tr..ul.Urt
rvxl tha i..iiit rrroniiiuii of Hawaiian Imlci.
.ltiK by KiikImimI aitxl Knic, lh Treat m
It Hi, ratified under th InruMtl aral and aiKtiatim
wflhtj Kiitjof the- French, and th ortii wl rar-
resiMindincr? vthich te pulli.h lha dny.
vitdatioii of Trentf U charged; ihmmj could U
ch.irid, fur innir h i. t.vkrn placr.
The wImiIo lit in jt in f.tv rordiajut thi-,i-
roilnn iiiorc. A i.llerenre r Xiatcil in rrgr-i
the intirpriimii.il if the Cib art trie ufllm Tr
uf I thi. iliirfft tK-e cotihl not I rr tn
hy the? artinietit. of eiiht-r p.irty, anl t c
I-I thr Hawaiian (iot muiieni ! ad.itd It
Kri-tirh interpret 1tn.11, imlilaiy Mrsnii jj
taken i. a portion or III. Hawaiian .vljem
diMiiMin. and reprisal wi re r rttd I'om
moil waa taken ol th. I orrijrti, Tre?aurj,Ca
loin lliur,nii.! othi r Oili.-en r ih gnrmnen!
the: pulditf proMrty in th frt waa detro;r4
the jeun. spiked, mutilated an.1 rernlfred uelcn
the inngaiinea broken oj-en, nn l their contr
thrown into lhanea,lli Mnjciy. Vaeht aeiie
cvrn privntr vraaela drlninnl, art. I the- hu-.inr
of the town thrown intu confusion hy which :t
interest, of frein ronniieri-e aufferrd. Ai :
all llii, not the Icrtsl h.tdiv of rraintniice
tirrctl. Ilia Majenij 'a fiot rmnenf, enfi
of hitvin- KIUHT ami Jl l lt K ..,1 it.
could not, in rrtttriencf, swerve from niamU'
inir ita nhiIioii, let the Colise.pienee. I
th-y iiiijhl. In thin dfleriiiiiiation they
and are ti.ttiiied ly the entire voice f the"
lion, and hy ihe fnfrnu aympafhy and app
val of the entire foreign community.
We hnd de.igned to take up, jiecilVall. f'
point of dilTerencti between the two partic.''!
give an analysia of I hem, but we have not ti"4
to do ao. The poMication of ihe vtCcifl
tnenta, in full, will put the data for correct ff
elusions within the owrr of all our reader.,
lo those documenta we iinmI earnestly rrf.rd',
That a deep and undeserved injiar has bri
inlliclcd upon thia weak and unoffending na'
we are sure the judguntnt of the whoUriy.Jr
world will nustain ua iu declaring; an.1 to id
tribunal, an.1 the justice of the Krpublirsd'fni'l
we nMifbletitly trust ihe isue
Althousheveeetliiizly limited ftrroom.vei I
not allow our paper to tw isaucJ this week (
out elating a fart, from whw h the w.rfcl"'' I
draw its own inference, flu rrnnnl of iht'I
aciice of His Majesty to the inland of Hi"1
the oluMTjuie of the lady of His Highnc '
Premier, (who had died after Hi M ij'j
pnrture,) had been df ferreil until his irttir;
hasten which, a veel hnd been ilerpalclrcJ -"i
fore the French Admiral arrivel. His M-i."!
returned on the evening of Sunday, the l4
August, ami tho funeral wn fixed for ff
the '2 1th; official notice was given, hy cif
from the Foreign office, to all officilre.il's
this fact. Notwithstanding this-, the ult.n-
of the French Admiral was nent in on thfiH
ami hostilities were threatened lo coininef
the -25th, if hia demands were not coiiU'lied '" '
by thnt time!
CO" For reasons, obvious to all w ho kim
our otTice ia in one the buildinc
French Admiral thought it necrary to fJ
by a sentinel, fully armed, we were utj
issue our paiwrr 011 the 1st in.f. To w
for that deficiency, we propose to iu''?
subscribers of the Polynesian a copy .
nainnhlet itntar n-,,intf thn.iili tKd iirewi. C'
... -11 . 1. 1 a ... 1 ..mi rl
"ft ttiv vijivimi mint w iivrr iitm un . ,
to the late trannaxtioin here. A e hope u
it out during tho coming week.