No. 369.
Mr. Merrill to Mr. Bayard.

No. 117.]

Sir: To-day, and since mailing my despatch No. 115, of April 9, in reference to the contemplated visit of Her Majesty the Queen, I have the honor to inform you that I have received from the minister of foreign affairs an official communication upon the subject, a copy of which Unclose.

I have, etc.,

Geo. W. Merrill.
[Inclosure in No. 117.]

Mr. Gibson to Mr. Merrill.

Sir: I have the honor to inform your excellency that Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Liliuokalani and General the honorable John O. Dominis, leave here to-morrow, the 12th instant, to pay a visit to the United States of America and Europe.

It is the intention of Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness to pay a visit to the city of Washington and to pay their respects to the President of the United States of America.

I shall be obliged if your excellency will inform your Government of this contemplated visit.

I have, etc.,

Walter M. Gibson.