Mr. Wharton to Mr. von Holleben.

Sir: Referring to Mr. von Mumm’s note of the 3d instant, relative to the action of your Government in authorizing the acting imperial consul at Apia to select a person to act provisionally as land commissioner until the arrival of the commissioner who is soon to be appointed, I have the honor to inform you that this Government accepts the temporary expedient in the expectation that the permanent appointment of Mr. Eggert’s successor will be made as soon as possible.

Accept, sir, etc.,

William F. Wharton,
Acting Secretary.