Mr. Blaine to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

Sir: Referring to your note of the 27th instant, informing me that your Government had accepted my suggestion that the chief justice of Samoa should be called upon by the three consuls at Apia for an explanation of his course in having absented himself without leave, I have to inform you that the American consul has been instructed, by telegraph, in the sense of your note.

I have, etc.

James G. Blaine.