Mr. Blaine to Mr. Newberry.

No. 134.]

Sir: I inclose the commission of Herbert L. Rand, a citizen of the State of Illinois, as consul of the United States at Ponape, Caroline Islands.

You are instructed to apply in the proper quarter for recognition of Mr. Rand in his official capacity, and to inform him of the result in the usual manner.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.

Inclosure commission dated September 9, 1890.