Mr. Daggett to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Honolulu, September 24, 1882. (Received October 11.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Hon. John Makini Kapena, postmaster-general of the Hawaiian Kingdom, has been appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the court of Japan, and will proceed thence at once by way of San Francisco.
The avowed purpose of his mission is to arrange for bringing Japanese laborers and their families to these islands—a project approved by the sugar planters’ union.
I am, &c.,