The Marquis of Salisbury to Consul Cusack-Smith.

[Telegraphic, P.]

No. 2.

Your dispatches respecting the resignation of Baron Senfft von Pilsach have been, received.

The treaty powers have declined to accept his resignation, and the incident must be considered as closed.

Convey to the chief justice and to the president of the municipal council an expression of the hope of Her Majesty’s Government that the three consuls and the European officials will all cordially cooperate in the interests of peace and good order and the successful carrying out of the Samoan act.