Mr. von Holleben to Mr. Blaine.


Mr. Secretary of State: Acting under instructions from my Government, and in order to settle the legal tender question in Samoa, I have the honor to suggest to you that our Tepresentatives in Apia shall be directed to inform the Samoan Government that the exclusion of German coin is against the Samoan treaty, and that German coin must be admitted into Samoa just as well as United States and British coin, 20 marks to be taken as worth $4.76.

I have the honor, etc.,