Mr. Blaine to Mr. Phelps.

No. 325.]

Sir: Adverting to my No. 317, of the 28th ultimo, confirmatory of my telegram to you of the 26th of the same month in relation to the reported resignation of the president of the municipal council of Samoa, I herewith inclose copy of the Department’s note of the 28th ultimo to the minister of Great Britain at this capital, and of his reply of the 31st of the same month upon the subject.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.