No. 277.
Mr. Merrill to Mr. Bayard.

No. 45.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith three copies of new regulations controlling Chinese immigration into the Hawaiian Kingdom as officially published.

The inclosed regulations are amendatory of those made September 1, 1885, and forwarded to the Department by me in dispatch No. 20, dated September 12, 1885.

The evident policy of the Government is to prohibit the further immigration of Chinese into this Kingdom.

I have, &c.,

[Inclosure in No. 45.]

Regulation amending the regulations for the control of Chinese immigration into the Hawaiian Kingdom, made and published on the 1st day of September, A. D. 1885.


By authority: Foreign office notice.

By virtue of the authority conferred upon me by a resolution of His Majesty, in cabinet council, passed on the 13th day of July, A. D. 1883, I hereby make and proclaim the following regulation in regard to the admission of Chinese passengers into this Kingdom, viz:

From and after the 1st day of April, 1886, no Chinese passenger shall be allowed to land at any port in the Hawaiian Kingdom unless such passenger be the bearer of a passport in due form and legally issued to him or her under the provisions of the regulations made and published by me on the 1st day of September, A. D. 1885, “for the control of Chinese immigration,” and the provision in regulation number 1 of the aforesaid regulations, which allows the landing of not more than twenty-five Chinese passengers from any one vessel at any port in the Hawaiian Kingdom without passports, is hereby rescinded.

Minister of Foreign Affairs.