Mr. White to Mr. Gresham.

No. 1001.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch, No. 994, of May 17, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of the note which I have received from the Earl of Rosebery in reply to mine of the aforesaid date, relative to the extension of the Samoan land commission.

I have, etc.,

Henry White.

Earl of Rosebery to Mr. White.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 17th instant, informing me that, in agreement with the German Government, the U. S. Government have accepted the proposed extension of the Samoan land commission until March 31, 1894, and that a successor to Mr. Ormsbee, the American land commissioner, will at once be appointed.

In reply, I beg to state that Her Majesty’s Government have not failed to send the necessary instructions on the subject to Her Majesty’s consul at Apia.

I have, etc.,