Mr. Blaine to Mr. von Solleben.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have received a communication from the chief justice of Samoa, dated March 2, 1892, explaining the reasons of his recent absence from his post.

While his absence from his post without previous notification and permission is regretted, this Government is indisposed to take any further action in regard thereto.

Accept, sir, etc.,

James G. Blaine.