to Mr. Fish.
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, October 1, 1876. (Received Oct. 26.)
Sir: The proclamation of the President of the United States, giving effect, on the 9th ultimo, to the reciprocity convention between the United States and Hawaii, was received here on the 21st September. I also received by the same mail a letter from Collector Shannon, San Francisco, giving a copy of a telegram addressed to him by the Hon. William Hunter, dated Washington, September 11, 1876, requesting him to inform me of the following message: “Treaty proclaimed; advise consul. Invoices in future will require certificate that goods are production of Hawaiian Islands.” In compliance therewith the United States consul was immediately notified, and will govern himself accordingly.
Inclosed herewith is the published proclamation of King Kalakaua, dated the 26th September, extracted from the Hawaiian Gazette of the 27th, declaring the said reciprocity convention to have taken effect in this kingdom on the 9th September, 1876, corresponding to the time fixed by the President’s proclamation for its going into operation in the ports of the United States.
I am, &c.,