to Mr. Blaine.
Honolulu, August 1, 1881. (Received August 16.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit copies of correspondence between this legation and Rev. Anderson O. Forbes, corresponding secretary of the Hawaiian board with regard, to the action of the United States Government in sustaining the decree of Lebou (Kabua), supreme chief of the Ralik group, prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors to his people. The action of the government having been taken upon application by the Hawaiian board through this legation, several influential members of the board have taken occasion to supplement the official paper of the secretary by presenting their thanks verbally, in terms of unusual warmth.
The correspondence has also been published by the secretary in the Hawaiian Gazette.
I have, &c.,