The Marquis of Salisbury to Baron Senfft von Pilsach.

No. 4.

Sir: Her Majesty’s Government have had before them your letter of the 13th October in which you relate the circumstances connected with the currency question in Samoa which have induced you to tender your resignation of the post of president of the municipal council.

Instructions have been addressed to Mr. Consul Cusack-Smith which it is hoped will meet the necessities of the case, and you will doubtless have learnt from the German Government that the powers are not prepared to accept your resignation.

I am, etc.,