Mr. Daggett to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Honolulu, December 22, 1883. (Received January 12.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that since the issuance of a writ of mandamus restraining the minister of finance from exchanging Hawaiian 6 per cent. bonds for Hawaiian silver coins at their face value, a resolution has been passed by the privy council recognizing such coins as legal tender, “in like manner as silver coins of the United States of like denomination”; and the collector-general of customs has been instructed to accept in the payment of customs duties only United States gold coin or its equivalent. This instruction accords with a law of 1876, which has not been enforced.
I am, &c.,