Mr. Merrill to Mr. Bayard.
Honolulu, July 13, 1887. (Received August 15.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of an official note received at this legation from his excellency Godfrey Brown, informing me of the recall of His Majesty’s embassy and mission to Samoa and to the chiefs and people of Polynesia. In a personal interview Mr. Brown informs me that orders have been forwarded directing the immediate return to Honolulu of His Majesty’s training-ship Kaimiloa, and that on her arrival here the officers and crew will be discharged and the vessel sold for the benefit of the Hawaiian Treasury.
Thus will terminate what is commonly known as the Hawaiian Polynesian policy.
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