Mr. Daggett to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Honolulu, April 14, 1884. (Received April 29.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a communication from the Hawaiian minister of foreign affairs in relation to the several orders issued since last June for the regulation of Chinese immigration to these islands. These orders (copies of which I have from time to time transmitted to you) provided—
- For an entire suspension of Chinese immigration;
- For a Chinese immigration embracing both sexes to an extent not exceeding 600 in any three months; and
- Restricting such immigration to 25 in any one vessel.
A copy of the latter order was an inclosure in my dispatch of March 26 last, No. 135.
With the arrival from Hong-Kong of the steamship Arabic on the 10th instant, with between 500 and 600 Chinese laborers, it is announced by the official organ of the Government that all immigration authorized by the second order above referred to has ceased, and until further notice the existing regulation (25 in any one vessel) will be enforced.
Very respectfully, &c.,